The Who front man and Teenage Cancer Trust Patron, Roger Daltrey CBE, took to the stage last night at an intimate event in London attended by Arsenal’s Manager Arsène Wenger and left-back Gael Clichy.
The event took place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom to announce details of Arsenal’s Annual Charity Ball which will take place on 21 May at Emirates Stadium. The Legends & Youth Ball will raise money for the Club’s Charity of the Season -Teenage Cancer Trust - and the Arsenal Charitable Trust.
Roger, who is a huge Arsenal fan, treated guests to a live set of The Who classics including Pinball Wizard. Playing alongside him was Simon Townshend, the son of Roger’s band mate Pete. After his set, Arsenal’s Manager revealed details of the Legends & Youth Ball which promises to be an unforgettable finale to Arsenal and Teenage Cancer Trust’s season-long partnership.
The ball will be hosted by comedian and Arsenal fan Matt Lucas with a performance by hotly tipped young artist VV Brown. Friends of Teenage Cancer Trust, Rory McGrath and Phil Tufnell will entertain guests throughout the evening before world-renowned DJ Judge Jules hits the decks to fill the dance floor. Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, and the Club’s first team will also attend the ball and Diamond guests will be joined by players during dessert.
Roger encouraged guests at last night’s event to dig deep and buy tickets for the ball to support Teenage Cancer Trust and help young people fight cancer. Girl group Hope rounded off the evening in style, treating everyone to some new tracks which will feature on their upcoming album.
Tables at the exclusive Legends & Youth Ball are available from 020 7612 0370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.. Tables are priced at £10,000 for Diamond packages and £6,000 for Platinum packages.
Funds raised through this exclusive event will enable Arsenal to smash its £300,000 target for Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity devoted to improving the lives of young people with cancer. With Arsenal's help, the charity will be able to increase its support to teenagers in the London area by building a unit within a brand new day care cancer centre due to open in 2012 at University College Hospital, London.
Arsenal hopes to raise £300,000 to fund an Education Zone on Teenage Cancer Trust's unit within the centre. The zone will be a dedicated space where teenagers and young people being treated can keep up with their studies and also learn more about their cancer. It will include computers and laptops with wireless access, enabling them to contact their school, keep in touch with their friends and even join in with lessons via webcam.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 27 Feb 2009