HELP THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST’S CHAMPION GO FOR GOLD
We have a lot of charities close to our hearts at DG+P and do a variety of fundraising and design work for some great causes. This week the cause is a very timely one: it’s four years to the day – but seems like a lifetime ago – since the optimism and inspiration of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
For some London 2012 volunteers, that inspiration continued far beyond the Games. The Pandemonium Drummers came together for the Ceremony’s Pandemonium segment and continued performing afterwards at a variety of community events, including the UEFA Champions League Final and far more besides. One cause that the Drummers have consistently supported is the Teenage Cancer Trust. Its legendary fundraiser, the late Stephen Sutton MBE, performed with the drummers at the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony and he was made its sole Honorary Drummer. Stephen made global headlines by achieving his ‘bucket list’ goal of raising millions for the charity.
In his honour and marking the Games’ anniversary, the Pandemonium Drummers have recorded a single, Champion, along with members of Basement Jaxx, Melissa Kavanagh of The Voice (she too a teenage cancer survivor) and a backing choir of London 2012 volunteers, members of the London House Cats Choir, Gospel Essence and Vision, as well as children from Young Hackney. And we’re proud to say our Head of Brand Development Joanne, who is a London House Cat, took part.