Proud to announce Teenage Cancer Trust as our annual charity partner for 2019/20.
Capital Theatres hope to break previous charity fundraising records through an array of exciting fundraising activities over the year, such as cake bakes, bucket collections, dog to work day and personal challenge events.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and age appropriate nursing from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity providing this care with its 28 specialist units across the country.
Capital Theatres Chief Executive Duncan Hendry said: "Capital Theatres has a long history of supporting the communities in which we operate, and this includes fantastic work with a number of different charities throughout our theatre network. This year, we decided to come together as an organisation to support a local charity that achieves so much for young people with cancer in Scotland.
“We'll be galvanising the staff and friends of Capital Theatres to raise as much as we possibly can for Teenage Cancer Trust and we wholeheartedly support the charity’s mission to make sure that every young person who wants its specialist support can get it.”
Christine Jason, Head of Regional Fundraising, North at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We are extremely grateful to Capital Theatres in Edinburgh for choosing Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity of the year. We rely on fundraising to make our work possible and the support of Capital Theatres will help us make sure young people have access to our world leading cancer nursing and support.
“Cancer is different in young people. Being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager is not the same as being diagnosed as child or older person. Just when life is opening up, cancer slams in and changes everything. Every young person with cancer, needs expert nursing and support so they don’t face cancer alone – we’re determined to make sure all young people with cancer have this support wherever they live, and partners like Capital Theatres are helping make that happen.”