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Absolute Radio Presents the 24 Hour Jukebox in support of Teenage Cancer Trust

Join Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush and Richie Firth this September as they host the station’s first ever live 24-hour Jukebox, all in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

From 10am on Thursday 30th September the Hometime presenters will hand over the station to their listeners, allowing them to take control of the music and choose their favourite tracks, all in aid of the charity. The marathon show will also feature the stories of young people and their families who’ve benefitted from the charity’s amazing work.

Alongside the non-stop Jukebox, Bush and Richie will be joined across the 24 hours by a host of celebrity guests including Tom Grennan, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr and Joe Wicks. There will also be exclusive live musical performances from The Vaccines and Manic Street Preachers, as the team go against the clock to raise as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

“We are really excited to be hosting an Absolute Radio first with the 24-hour Jukebox" said Bush and Richie.  “Our listeners have the best taste in music, and we’re looking forward to being able to play a ton of songs that will make our music team angry. We’re also going to have a few surprises over the 24 hours with special guests and world-famous artists joining us, and whilst having fun we hope to raise as much money as possible for such a cause that is very close to the Absolute Radio family’s heart.”

Roger Daltrey CBE of The Who, and longstanding Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, said: “The pandemic has been a huge blow for the charity’s finances and has been especially tough on young people with cancer. But Teenage Cancer Trust’s nurses and youth support teams have been amazing – and have gone above and beyond to deliver first class care in the most challenging of circumstances. They are truly amazing. A huge thanks to Absolute Radio, Bush, and Richie for backing their incredible work with this fantastic new fundraiser.”

“We’re so excited to see our friends at Absolute Radio alongside some amazing artists coming together for this extra special fundraiser in support of young people with cancer. Every penny raised will be truly life changing and we can’t thank Bush and Richie and of course all those appearing enough for their fantastic support.” said Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment at Teenage Cancer Trust.

Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said “The Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity which resonates with our team and our listeners so it’s great to be able to show them our support. Our listeners are a generous bunch with impeccable music taste so we’re confident of being able to raise loads of money. Plus, this was Bush and Richie’s idea so really, they’ve only got themselves to blame.”

The 24 hour Jukebox goes live on Absolute Radio from 10am on Thursday 30th September.

Listen on digital radio, online, via the free Absolute Radio app and smart-speaker.

To donate simply text…

GIVE5 to 70500 to donate £5

GIVE10 to 7500 to donate £10

GIVE20 to 70500 to donate £20

Texts cost your donation plus 1 standard rate message. Always ask the bill payer’s permission. UK networks only.

When you text GIVE5, GIVE10 or GIVE20 we will send you a message to thank you for your donation and will also ask if you’d like to hear more from Teenage Cancer Trust about our work by SMS, you can consent to free SMS communications by texting INFO to 70500.

For any queries about your text donation please contact Supporter Care via email on hello@teenagecancertrust.org.

 

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For further press information, please contact:
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK
M: 07718 489342

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio
M: 07932 746 363

About Absolute Radio:

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Radio 10s, Absolute Radio 20s, Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio Country.

Listen to Absolute Radio on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the free Absolute Radio app, digital TV and smart speaker. For more information log on to www.absoluteradio.co.uk

About Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day, seven young people in the UK aged 13 to 24 hear the words "you have cancer".

Teenage Cancer Trust puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.

We do it through our expert nurses, support teams, and hospital units. And we're the only UK charity dedicated to providing this specialised nursing care and support.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).  Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org for more information.