A Concert For KILLING Cancer HMV Apollo Hammersmith, London 13-Jan-2011 at 18:30 The Who, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry and more………….



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The Who played their first gig in nearly a year last night at London Hammermsith’s Odeon. The headlining set, which raised money for the charity Killing Cancer , also featured performances by Jeff Beck, Bryan Adams and Debbie Harry. All of the performers took the stage at the end to play The Who’s 1972 classic “Join Together.”

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Thursday 20th January, 2011

Dear Friends

You don’t know me. You don’t know the people whose lives you changed last week at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. A Concert For KILLING Cancer. But I know they will all be so grateful to you.

We all get pestered to do things for charity. Chuggers, muggers and people who you wonder if they are really doing anything real with our money!

We wonder if, with a small charity, they are worth supporting and they are going to make a difference with our money?

But we are. And you have.

If Billy has sent you this letter, it’s because you played a HUGE part in changing the cancer world last Thursday. You may just have lifted a few boxes, or spent hours or days doing something unique that was essential. But you cared enough to do it. You made a difference.

In a hospital not everyone does the glamour job. But they are part of the team that changes someone’s life. You were part of the team.

You did it by putting PDT on the map. You did it by giving us amazing profile. You did it by sending the story around the world that PDT exists, PDT works and PDT has a future in the treatment of cancers and some other serious medical conditions.

But this is far from the end of the story. We need more money, more profile and more awareness. We need to make sure every GP, every consultant, every member of the public knows about us.

The medical people involved don’t live in a rock and roll world. They are usually in small offices, working away with little praise and recognition. Yet last Thursday you put them in the spotlight. You gave them pride and belief in what they are doing.

The whole event is something that I can scarcely believe happened. A concert? For us? For a charity that has had to fight every day for recognition as others have tried to marginalize us?

Please be proud of what you helped us to do. You aren’t aware of the thousands of people now wanting PDT. Wanting PDT so they can avoid other treatments that frighten them more than the cancer. And they only know because you all – together – put on a fabulous concert.

Thank you for changing their futures. Thank you for believing.

Simply. Thank you.

Yours very sincerely

David Longman

£49.50 – £132.00
A Concert For KILLING Cancer
HMV Apollo Hammersmith, London
13-Jan-2011 at 18:30

Bryan Adams, Richard Ashcroft, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry and The Who
Rock legends unite to highlight a revolutionary cancer treatment

An incredible line up of rock legends will come together to perform at the first KILLING Cancer concert – part of a campaign to change the way cancer can be treated.

They will take centre stage at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 13th January, raising money for the KILLING Cancer charity that funds research into a little-known therapy that destroys cancer cells with a single treatment – without patients suffering the emotional and physical trauma of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Rock pioneers The Who will perform on the same bill as guitar icon Jeff Beck, The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, and Blondie legend Debbie Harry.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) works by light combining with a drug that switches off the oxygen reaching the target cells and is a fraction of the cost of current cancer treatments.

Despite this, PDT is rarely offered to patients and the gig will highlight the availability of this cutting edge therapy.

Proceeds from the concert will also be supporting new trials with PDT for throat cancer and for disfiguring vascular tumours – including birthmarks.

The organisers of the concert hope that that this will also be a catalyst for an increase in public and corporate donations that will speed the launch of other PDT trials for heart and arterial disease, cervical, vulval and penile cancer.

For more details of hospitals and clinics offering PDT now, log on to the charity’s website, www.killingcancer.co.uk.

Terms of sale and entry
• The ticket purchaser must attend the event and will be required to show valid photo ID for entry (passport or driving licence) which matches the purchasers name displayed on the ticket.
•The ticket purchaser must enter the event at the same time as any guests they have purchased tickets for.
• Tickets for this event are limited to one transaction per household to a maximum of four tickets. If it is found that more than one transaction has been processed these will be cancelled and refunded without prior notification.
• Successful purchasers will receive an email confirmation. Your tickets will arrive 3 days before the event.
• Tickets are only valid if purchased via www.hmvtickets.com, from a HMV store or directly from the promoters. Tickets bought via secondary ticket agents / re sellers will not be accepted.
• For the avoidance of doubt neither the ticket nor the ticket purchase ID is transferable under any circumstances and will either be cancelled or entry refused on re-sale or in the event of transfer.
*Ticket prices are inclusive of booking fee and delivery charge
Please note this is a seated event, only specified tickets are standing
All taxable profits from this event shall be donated to Killing Cancer a registered charity (No. 1109926)

HMV Apollo Hammersmith
45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith
London, W6 9QH
The hmv Apollo opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace and became the Hammersmith Odeon in 1962. Designed in the Art Deco style its life began as a cinema but whilst named the Odeon it became a famous destination for live music. Grade II* listed since the 1990s it became an adaptable space in 2006 in order to accommodate larger, standing crowds. The 1932 fully restored Compton organ, used in its cinema days, is still found at the venue which has also become a favourite place for Live (and televised) Comedy events. With a mixed standing seated capacity of over 5000 and 3500 for all standing it remains one of London’s legendary venues.
Getting There
By Tube
On the evening of an event, we advise disabled customers to arrive at the venue 15 minutes prior to the doors opening. When you arrive, staff will be available to assist you if required. Please ask at the Box Office. There are two steps and an access ramp at the front entrance of the building. There are no more steps into the stalls auditorium. The circle seating area is only accessible via steps (approximately 30), unfortunately there is no lift to the circle area. The wheelchair ramp is at the rear of the stalls behind the seating block, and can accommodate four wheelchair users and four escorts per performance. For seated events, guests can also transfer from wheelchairs to an aisle seat in the stalls if preferred and if seats are available. The wheelchair can then be stored at the rear of the stalls and returned by an usher at the end of the event. This is located at the rear of the stalls by the wheelchair access seating ramp. The Disabled Access toilet has been fitted with a RADAR lock; please bring your key with you to access. If you do not own a RADAR key, please ask the staff member who is assigned to the Disabled Access ramps for the key. The venue has a hearing loop system that covers rows J-R in the Stalls, plus blocks 8,9 and 10 in the Circle. “In the ear” and “Over the head” types are available for a refundable deposit of £5. Please speak to Box Office staff upon arrival. Sign language interpreted performances are available for some productions, but this depends on the individual company. Sign language interpreted performances are available for some productions, but this depends on the individual company.
There are several bars within the venue. There are two bars in the stalls area.

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