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.
England and Manchester United Captain Wayne Rooney
“As a father I find it almost impossible to imagine the impact of being told your child has cancer. Over the years I’ve met many youngsters being treated for this horrible disease and every time, their courage, positivity and determination touches my heart. To me every one of them is a hero in the true sense of the word.”
“Each child who confronts cancer is a star in their own way and I salute their courage and bravery. Cancer Research UK’s Kids & Teens Star Awards provide vital recognition for these kids and their families and, in doing so, help raise vital awareness of children’s cancers and the need to continually invest in cutting-edge research.”
Children’s TV star Justin Fletcher
“Supporting Cancer Research UK’s Kids & Teens Star Awards is such an honour. The bravery of these children and their families completely blows me away. I think these awards are an amazing way of recognising the courage of all these children. I’d urge anyone who knows an inspirational child to nominate them and show them that we are supporting them every step of the way.”
CBeebie’s Mister Maker (Phil Gallagher)
“Cancer Research UK’s Kids & Teens Star Awards have saluted the courage of thousands of children who bravely confront cancer every day. I am so proud to get involved and lend my support.”
Karen and Kevin Clifton
"It is so humbling to hear about the incredible fighting spirit that so many young people show when diagnosed with cancer. We are both honoured to be supporting Cancer Research UK's Kids & Teens Star Awards again this year and hope everyone who knows a Star nominates them for an award so their amazing bravery can be recognised.’’
"We are so proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK's Kids & Teens Star Awards again this year. The courage of these children is so inspiring and we hope everyone who knows a Star nominates them to receive this special award!"
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 2015 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.”