Unleash your inner Tempah or Gaga and rock your shades for Teenage Cancer Trust

I am writing to let you and your readers know about a nationwide ‘rock and roll’ fundraiser in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, which we would love for the local community to get involved in.

On Friday 6 May Teenage Cancer Trust will be holding its second annual Rock Your Shades’day. Whether it’s in the style of Lady Gaga, Tinie Tempah or even Elton John, we want everyone to wear their shades with attitude and donate to our cause. Whether you’re at work, school, indoors or out, we want people to strut their stuff and wear their sunnies. In return, we are asking people to donate £1 to Teenage Cancer Trust to help us give young people across the UK the fight and attitude they need to beat cancer.

To make this year’s fundraiser even more exciting, Teenage Cancer Trust has teamed up with TOPMAN and a group of young cancer patients who were treated on one of our Teenage Cancer Trust unit’s, to design four pairs of unique ‘Rock Your Shades’ sunglasses. These cool shades can be purchased from all TOPMAN stores now and cost £16 each, with £5 of every pair sold donated to the charity.

For those wanting to get more involved, there’s a range of suggestions on the charity’s website, such as holding fancy dress sunglass wearing themed celebrity parties where you can imitate stars like Kanye West, Bono or even Dame Edna Everage! Or you can even run a ‘bling your shades’ competition at work or do a sunglasses-themed bake sale.

To make your £1 donation and for more ‘Rock Your Shades’ fundraising ideas please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org/rockyourshades or call 020 7612 0370. To purchase the Teenage Cancer Trust Rock Your Shades sunglasses please visit one of TOPMAN’S 165 stores or online at www.topman.com

Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust by email