Tom Parker Announces Charity Concert At Royal Albert Hall

'Inside My Head - The Concert’ In Aid Of Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain Appeal

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The Wanted superstar Tom Parker today announces a special charity concert ‘Inside My Head' at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday September 20th.

The show, hosted by Roman Kemp and Sonny Jay, will feature a stellar line up of performances from UK talent, with top artists to be announced over the coming weeks.

Despite not knowing how his health would hold up over the coming months, Tom has been determined to make the concert happen and has called on his famous friends to help pull together a show stopping event. Tom wants the concert to be full of hope and joy, with all proceeds going to Stand Up 2 Cancer and The National Brain Appeal. Highlights from the show will also be broadcast as part of Tom’s Channel 4 documentary with an extended concert highlights show to follow.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am, priced from £45 plus booking fee. Go to www.Royalalberthall.com/tickets
for more details.

Tom says: "Almost a year ago, my world was turned upside down by my diagnosis. I was absolutely shocked to discover how low the percentage of the annual research budget for cancer that is devoted to brain tumour research. I want to use my voice and platform to do something about it and help in any small way I can. Music is my life so a concert to raise much needed funds seemed like the perfect idea. We have some amazing artists signed up and I’m really excited, it’s gonna be an amazing night."

Last October, 32-year-old Tom announced he’d been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Although doctors have told him that the grade four glioblastoma is ‘the worst case’ scenario, Tom and his wife Kelsey are doing all they can to remain positive and beat back the disease.

Tom recently announced a Channel 4 documentary 'Inside My Head'. As part of this year’s Stand Up 2 Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK, Tom, Kelsey and their children, two-year-old daughter Aurelia and nine-month-old son Bodhi, have invited the cameras into their lives as they look to make every future moment count. The doc will follow the process of staging the Royal Albert Hall concert with the cameras following Tom and the family as they manage his diagnosis, explore possible treatments, meet with fellow brain cancer patients and pull together this ambitious fundraising concert.

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About Stand Up 2 Cancer (UK)
• Stand Up 2 Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research

• Supported by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) in the US and launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, turning academic breakthroughs in the labs into new treatments that make a real difference for people with cancer. • More than £62 million has been raised in the UK to date, funding 55 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country

• Research projects include the development of pioneering technology to detect super low levels of cancerous DNA in blood to improve the way we diagnose ovarian cancer, developing a new immunotherapy drug to boost the power of the immune system against cancer, exploring an entirely new approach to treating bowel cancer, and much more

• Stars such as Naomi Campbell, Noel Gallagher, Tom Hardy, Gillian Anderson, Idris Elba, Andy Murray, James Corden, Martin Freeman, Jamie Oliver, Richard Ayoade, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy, Danny Dyer, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Lily James, Rosamund Pike, Sophie Turner, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Maya Jama, Joe Lycett and Roman Kemp are just some of the talent who have supported Stand Up 2 Cancer

About The National Brain Appeal
The National Brain Appeal is dedicated to raising money for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology in Queen Square, London − the UK’s leading centre of excellence for treating and research into diseases of the brain, spine and the nervous system, that affect one in six people. As well as funding Dr Paul Mullholland’s immunotherapy clinical trial for brain cancer patients that has just completed recruitment, the charity funded the UK’s first dedicated Brain Tumour Unit, bringing together specialist doctors, surgeons, nurses, therapists and researchers — a critical mass of expertise and experience — and the UK’s first dedicated ward for brain tumour patients. To advance brain cancer surgery, they funded the UK’s first interventional MRI scanner, where intraoperative scanning allows for greater precision and more effective surgery and are currently funding a research project to develop new surgical instruments and techniques. These developments have helped establish The National Hospital as a world leading centre for brain cancer.
www.nationalbrainappeal.org
Twitter @BrainAppeal
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July 28, 2021 5:38am ET by Simon Jones PR  

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