Roger Daltrey pleads with Govt for cash to save Teenage Cancer Trust

ROCKER Roger Daltrey has pleaded with the Government for cash for his beloved cancer charity.

The Who singer made a personal call to Cabinet minister Michael Gove asking for money after donations dried up during the pandemic.


Daltrey, patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, says it has seen a “brutal drop” in income of £6million.

It means vital services may have to be cut.

The charity has 28 hospital units and employs 100 nurses and support staff for teenage cancer sufferers.

Daltrey wrote in The ­Spectator: “I recently called Michael Gove to let him know how dire our situation had become and to ask for government support.

"We need some dosh, I told him.

"He was very sympathetic — but we have not received a penny yet and I am not holding my breath.”

The charity usually holds a week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London which raises up to £2million, but they were cancelled this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Back in April, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed charities would receive £750million to carry out their work ­during the crisis.

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