Supporters of the Kids & Teens Star Awards
Together with our partners TK Maxx, we're very proud of our Kids & Teens Star Awards.
Some of the world's biggest stars from sport, TV and music have teamed up to support the Kids & Teens Star Awards and sign the certificates which will be sent to all the youngsters who receive an award.
Greg Rutherford, Olympic athlete
"Every child that has to face cancer is a star in their own right. It is such an honour to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards and to hero these amazing children that have gone through so much, at such a young age. In supporting the Star Awards, I hope we can raise vital awareness and funds to help beat children's cancers sooner."
Sam Faiers, Television personality
“I'm so proud to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards which honours the amazingly brave children, teenagers and young adults facing cancer. Around five children are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, which is why we need to do everything we can to help and support the Kids & Teens campaign to find kinder treatments and cures.”
Karen and Kevin Clifton, Professional dancers
"The incredible fighting spirit that young people show when diagnosed with cancer is so humbling. We are both so proud to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards once again as we want to help recognise the true bravery of each and every Star.’’
Dr Ranj, TV doctor and 'Get Well Soon' presenter
“I'm so proud to support such an amazing cause. The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards are a chance to honour the incredible bravery of children, teenagers and young adults facing cancer. The vital fund raised through the Kids & Teens campaign help to find kinder treatments and cures for children with cancer.”
"We are incredibly proud to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards. The fighting spirit that so many young people show when they are diagnosed with cancer is truly remarkable and by receiving this award, their tremendous courage can be acknowledged."
Phil Gallagher, from Mister Maker
“Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards have recognised the courage of so many young people facing cancer and I'm honoured to be supporting them once again this year. Facing a cancer diagnosis at any age is tough but the resilience and bravery of these children is truly remarkable.”
Each year, we also hold a party to highlight the bravery of children diagnosed with cancer. We are not able to invite all Star nominees due to the number of nominations we receive, but 20 families from across the UK attended the 2017 event as special ambassadors representing all of our Stars.
Our corporate supporter TK Maxx
TK Maxx is proud to support Cancer Research UK's Kids & Teens Star Awards in 2015-16. Working together since 2004 to beat children's cancer sooner, both TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK believe each and every child who confronts cancer is extra special. To date, TK Maxx has raised over £22 million for Cancer Research UK, of which over £18 million has funded groundbreaking research into beating children's cancers. It is the eighth successive year that TK Maxx has supported the awards, which were previously known as the Little Star Awards.
Sarah Martin, Head of Campaigns at Cancer Research UK, said: "We are thrilled that TK Maxx are continuing to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards. TK Maxx generously donates a £50 TK Maxx voucher to every Little Star nominated, as well as supporting the annual Kids & Teens Star Awards Party, where Stars and their families are invited to celebrate the bravery of each child at a special day out with some very special guests. This award raises the spirits of children and their siblings during what can be a very difficult time for the whole family. We are extremely grateful to TK Maxx for their ongoing generosity and support for our pioneering research into beating children's cancers sooner."
Jo Murphy, Head of Corporate Responsibility for TK Maxx, said: “Cancer Research UK’s Kids & Teens Star Awards are a fantastic way of acknowledging the bravery and determination of children who have faced a cancer diagnosis. TK Maxx is very proud to be supporting the awards and helping to raise vital awareness and funds research into beating children’s cancers. Thousands more people are alive today thanks to the charity’s work.”