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.
“Every day, around 11 young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. I can’t think how scary that must be for them and how strong they have to be. I’m so proud to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards, as every child facing cancer should be honoured. If I could use Nanny McPhee’s magical walking stick to stop anyone getting cancer, I would.”
“All children and young people who face cancer are stars – they’re so strong at such a young age. I’m honoured to be supporting the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards and want to help raise as much awareness and funds as possible so we can find new, better and kinder treatments.”
“I’m proud to be supporting the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards this year to honour the incredible strength children and young people show in the face of cancer. We are still losing too many children to cancer, and some survivors have long-term side effects that can affect them for the rest of their lives. As a mum of two, I can’t imagine what it must be like.”
“To think how much these children have all been through at such a young age is unbelievable. That’s why I want to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards and I hope we can raise awareness and vital funds to help beat children’s cancers sooner.”
“I went to the Star Awards Party in 2017 and got to meet so many amazing children and young people who have been affected by cancer. Their strength and spirit was inspiring, which is why I’m so proud to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards again this year.”
Phil Gallagher, from Mister Maker
“The bravery these kids show when facing cancer is remarkable, and that’s why I’m supporting Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens again this year. Their courage and resilience needs to be honoured, and the Star Awards are such a lovely way of doing that and showing them how special they are.”
Peter and Emily Andre
Peter Andre said: “I know how hard it is to hear that someone you love has cancer and to lose them – it’s just completely devastating. And as a parent, all you want to do is protect your kids – no one should have to face something like this. I am in awe of the strength these kids show, and that’s why I’m so proud to be supporting the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards."
Emily Andre said: “As a doctor, all I want to do is be able to make people better, and as a mum I know how hard it is to see your child sick. These children show amazing courage through such a difficult time. They are all stars and I’m honoured to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards."
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 generously sponsors our Star Awards campaign, recognising the strength of children and young people across the UK who have been diagnosed with cancer.
TK Maxx has been supporting Cancer Research UK since 2004, and is the biggest corporate supporter of research into children’s cancers for the charity. Since the partnership began, TK Maxx has raised £32 million through stock and cash donations. Of that total, £28 million contributes to pioneering research into new, better and kinder treatments for children and young people with cancer, with a further £4 million supporting general cancer research.
Tom Bourton, from Cancer Research UK, said: "We are thrilled that TK Maxx is continuing to support the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards. TK Maxx generously donates a £50 TK Maxx voucher to every Star nominated, as well as supporting the annual Kids & Teens Star Awards Party, where Stars and their families are invited to a special day out with some very special guests. The 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."
For further information about the partnership, please visit our corporate partnerships page.