Joe McElderry fans have the unique opportunity to get their hands on an exclusive signed shirt worn by Joe when he completed this year’s Great North Run.
Running for the third time for Teenage Cancer Trust, Joe smashed his personal best and finished the 13.1 mile race in one hour, 36 minutes.
The shirt, along with an autographed photo, will be open to bids from 8pm on 11th October until 8pm on Sunday 21st October. Joe, whose new album Here’s What I Believe was released a week before the run, had been fitting in training around his packed schedule.
He said, “Completing the Great North Run again this year was such a great experience. The atmosphere was incredible and I was really with my personal best time.”
Talking about Teenage Cancer Trust, he adds, “Teenage Cancer Trust is an absolutely amazing charity. Their units feel like home and really help to boost morale for the young people being treated there. Not only do they look great, but there is a real family atmosphere in the charity and I love that! With the help of my fans, I know we can raise loads of money to help young people fight cancer. Please bid generously and you can still donate £5 by texting JOE91 to 70500.*”
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day.
“We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.” They state.
Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. There are currently 22 Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country, including two in Newcastle – both of which Joe helped to officially open.
Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried.
The shirt can be bid on here