English National Ballet to star in Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer

English National Ballet to star in Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer

stand up to cancerIt’s here – tonight, stars from television, music and film are coming together this week for “Stand Up To Cancer” – a unique new fundraising campaign on Channel 4. Joining forces with Cancer Research UK, Friday’s live fundraising event hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian will be joined by a super-sized group of celebrities to show their support for SU2C UK, including: Kylie Minogue , Jennifer Aniston, Cheryl Cole, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L Jackson, Leona Lewis , Gwyneth Paltrow, The Simpsons, Will Smith, Derren Brown, Jenson Button, Jimmy Carr, Tom Daley, Martin Freeman, Anna Friel, Alesha Dixon, Miranda Hart, JLS, Chris O’Dowd, Bear Grylls, and David Haslehoff.

Throughout the night, our doctor in residence, Dr Christian Jessen, will be on hand to explain some of the science behind the incredible new cancer trials we hope to fund, and to introduce stories of those who have been affected by cancer and whose lives depend on new breakthroughs in cancer research.

During the show a number of performance ‘battles’ between two dance troupes will reveal the amount of money raised so far. They are performed in front of specially 4D mapped projections which end with the £ numbers smashing through.

  • English National Ballet Vs Flawless

  • Acrobats (Spelbound) Vs Robots (The A-Team Corporation)
  • Dhol drummers (The Dhol Foundation) Vs Bollywood dancers (Bolly Flex)
  • ‘Being British’ – Military drummers (The Company)Vs steppers (The A-Team Corporation again) – joined by Olympians & Paralympians

Donation details

PHONE (opens 15 October – 19 November 2012

Call 0300 123 4444

ONLINE (opens 5 October till 30 November 2012)


TEXT (opens 8 October till 30 November 2012)

To give £5 or £10 text FIVE or TEN to 70404

+ 1 std rate message. UK residents 16+ only, please ask bill payer’s permission. Closes 30.11.12 Go to channel4.com/terms for T’s and C’s. Send NOINFO after your donation amount if you do not want to be contacted by CRUK in the future.

100% of your donation goes to the SU2C campaign administered by Cancer Research UK.

Whizz Kid Entertainment will produce the main hub for Channel 4.

Tesco is proud to be the lead broadcast sponsor across Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer programme schedule.


Since Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) began in the USA in 2008 with a telecast across ABC, CBS and NBC, it has harnessed the support of the entertainment industry to raise more than $260 million for cancer research focused on bringing more effective treatments to patients quickly.  SU2C is an Entertainment Industry Foundation initiative.

Funds raised through the Stand Up To Cancer campaign will go specifically towards the UK’s leading clinical research, ensuring that new treatments get to patients faster. UK-based researchers at hospitals, universities, charities and research institutes across the UK will be able to apply for grants from the Stand Up To Cancer fund through an open call for proposals. Reflecting the collaboration with the USA, 20 per cent of funds raised will support UK-US collaborative research to develop state-of-the-art new treatments to benefit patients here in the UK.

About Channel 4

  • Channel 4 launched on 2nd November 1982 and is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, public service broadcaster. It receives no public      funding and all profit generated by commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of Channel 4’s public service remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive.
  • In addition to the main Channel 4 service, the portfolio includes E4, More4, Film4, 4Music and 4seven, as well as an ever-growing range of online activities that includes channel4.com, Channel 4’s bespoke video-on-demand service 4oD and standalone digital projects. Through its film arm Film4, Channel 4 is also a key supporter of British film making talent.
  • Channel 4 is a major investor in the UK’s creative economy, working with around 400 creative companies from across the UK every year and investing significantly in training and talent development throughout the industry.


About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
  • The charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
  • Cancer ResearchUK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over  4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


About Tesco

  • Tesco is lead  sponsor for Stand Up To Cancer in the UK and will be helping to raise money through an in-store stock donation campaign, merchandise sales and staff  and customer fundraising
  • Tesco is  committed to helping the nation fight cancer and since 2000 has raised over £30 million to help a range of UK cancer charities to deliver services in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for people in communities across the UK.
  • In addition  Cancer Research UK is Tesco Charity of the Year 2012 and together we hope  to raise £10 million to fund 32 early diagnosis and detection research projects across the UK
  • Tesco is also the lead partner for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life events series which it has been supporting for 11 years

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