The UK’s biggest family festival, Geronimo, has announced its partnership with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens for 2016.
Taking place over the weekends of 29th – 30th May (Tatton Park) and 1st – 2nd May (Harewood House), Geronimo is back, bigger and better with a huge programme of events lined up for both venues, including live performances from Justin Fletcher, Mr Bloom, Cook & Line from Swashbuckle and Andy Day. Other activities include a full circus, three live theatre productions, a full Victorian fun fair, camel rides and much more.
Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens launched in January 2015 with the aim of raising money for research specifically into cancers affecting children, teens and young adults. Through raising money and awareness, the charity hopes to better understand these cancers and find kinder treatments and cures.
Geronimo will raise money for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens through a series of initiatives including the Geronimo Festival Kids & Teens VIP Area, optional donations on tickets, merchandise, bucket collections and a clothes drive on site, all funds raised during the year will be donated to Kids & Teens.
Claire Rowney, director of Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens said: “Every year, around 1600 children in the UK are diagnosed with cancer – so we’re hugely grateful to Geronimo for choosing to raise money for Kids & Teens.
“Back in the 1960s, only around a quarter of children with cancer survived. Today, three quarters are cured and our work has been at the heart of this. Geronimo’s support will help us carry out more research to help find better and kinder treatments for young people with cancer.”
Festival Director, Simon Goldman commented: “Geronimo is the biggest family festival in the UK and we are delighted to be supporting Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens in 2016. We’re calling on all Geronimites to join us in helping to save and improve the lives of children with cancer by raising funds which will, ultimately, help fund research into cures and kinder treatments. ”
For Geronimo festival tickets visit http://www.geronimofest.com or for more information about Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens visit cruk.org/kidsandteens
* Figures provided for cancer cases are the annual average from 2011-2013. Child/Children refers to those aged 0-14 years. Children’s cancer includes all malignant tumours excluding non-melanoma skin cancer and all non-malignant tumours of the brain and central nervous system.
About Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. It’s also the biggest funder of research into childhood cancers in the UK.
In the UK, four children (0-14 year-olds) are diagnosed with cancer every day (around 1,600 a year)
Around 2,100 teens and young adults (15-24 year-olds) are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK – that’s around six teens and young adults every day
Three-quarters of children (0-14 year-olds) with cancer are now cured compared with around a quarter in the late 1960s
Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens’ vision is to find cures and kinder treatments for children and young people with cancer
Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating children’s cancers relies on every pound donated
Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses
Money raised through Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens will be ring-fenced to fund research into children’s, teen and young adult cancers (aged 0-24). Donations will help find cures and kinder treatments for children with cancer.
*This post is pre-written by Geronimo Festival and Carousel PR