Popular artist Pete McKee creates limited edition “love the rust” screen prints for Teenage Cancer Trust

Popular artist Pete McKee creates limited edition “love the rust” screen prints marking star appearances at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Albert Hall 2018 shows #TeenageCancerGigs
UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Roger Daltrey, Courteeners, Kasabian, Def Leppard and artist Pete McKee signed prints for sale online from morning after their Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.

All proceeds go to Teenage Cancer Trust. Prints available from – petemckee.com
For the fourth year Sheffield born artist Pete McKee is creating limited edition prints celebrating the bands playing at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall 2018 shows. Each band will have a specially created poster by Pete which they will sign after playing next week in a series of music and comedy gigs brought together by Roger Daltrey in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust’s work.

The limited edition signed prints will be sold online for £170 from 10am the morning after the artist’s show on both Pete’s own site and Teenage Cancer Trust’s sites and all the profits made will go towards the charity’s work. Last year this initiative raised over £46,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust for which Pete McKee has become an ambassador.

Pete McKee got involved back in 2015 when Noel Gallagher, who has worked with McKee on a couple of occasions suggested the collaboration. Since then he has created prints marking the performances of Noel Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, David Gilmore, The Vaccines, and others.

Pete is himself bouncing back after a liver transplant transformed his life last summer and has recently announced a new exhibition This Class Works which will opens in Sheffield in July, celebrating Britain’s working class heroes.

McKee says

“I love working on the Teenage Cancer Trust posters. The organisation does incredible work, and having the opportunity to help raise funds for charity is a great honour. Each year I try to make my theme about differences and imperfections. I myself carry the scars of a life saving operation and as anyone who faces a battle with an illness realises, they have something that defines them from the rest of their world, which has to be faced with positivity and love. The theme
I’ve chosen this year is ‘love the rust’ a collection of rusting vehicles that are loved by their owners despite their imperfections. I’ve tried to pair up vehicles with the personality of the bands featured and their fans.”

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey play 19 March, signed poster available 10am
20 March Nile Rodgers & Chic play 21 March, signed poster available 10am 22 March
Roger Daltrey plays 22 March, signed poster available 10am 23 March
Courteeners play 23 March, signed poster available 10am 24 March
Kasabian play 24 March, signed poster available 10am 25 March
Def Leppard play 25 March, signed poster available 10am 26 March

Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment at Teenage Cancer Trust, said:

“Music heritage and art play a huge part in the Teenage Cancer Trust identity, so
having Pete on board to raise vital funds for young people with cancer is an absolute
honour. We first started working with Pete back in 2010 and we count ourselves truly
lucky to have such a friend and supporter still involved 8 years on.
We are the only UK charity that provides the specialised nursing and emotional
support that young people with cancer aged 13 – 24 so desperately need, and right
now we only reach half of those who need us. Pete’s amazing support is going to help
us fund more nurses, so that every young person can have access to specialist care.”

www.teenagecancertrust.org
www.petemckee.com

Pete McKee opens a new exhibition This Class Works in July. It is an exploration and celebration of the working class. Different to anything he has done before, the exhibition is a collaboration between Pete and fellow artists, film makers and photographers who share an affinity for the UK’s working class.

The exhibition runs from 14-29 July 2018 at 92 Burton Road, a huge warehouse space in Pete’s hometown of Sheffield. www.thisclassworks.com

Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity that provides the specialised nursing and emotional support that young people with cancer aged 13-24 so desperately need.

Our world-leading nursing care helps young people and their families deal with the many ways cancer affects your body, mind and life. We bring young people together to support each other so they feel less scared and alone. Our Education and Awareness programme helps students in schools across the country to make positive decisions about their health, and we influence the Government and policy makers to improve services for young people with cancer. Every young person with cancer should have access to this kind of care, but we simply do not have enough nurses. Right now we can only reach half of those who need us, so we need the help of our supporters to fund more world leading nursing care.
www.teenagecancertrust.org.

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