Charities that Russell supports .
Katy Holmes Trust
The Katy Holmes Trust is dedicated to finding a cure for paediatric brain tumours in memory of beautiful Katy Holmes who died after a 3 month battle in January 2012, aged 10, from a rare brain tumour. We have discovered that brain tumours are the BIGGEST cancer killer of children and people under 40 in the UK and yet poorly funded by Government who only give 0.7% towards research into them.
The Katy Holmes Trust aims to fund much needed and crucial research through various events throughout the year and donations to the Trust. Brain tumours are already the biggest cancer killer, just how much bigger can we allow them to become?
To find out more about the Trust or to donate please visit:
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust
Russell recently performed at a Carol Concert in December in aid of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and helped raise £35k! This is an amazing achievement for everyone involved! Well done!
If you would like to read more about the trust please visit :
The Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. We work with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.
We have helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people we helped last year moved into work, education or training.
Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.
For more information please visit:
The KIRSTY CLUB web site.
The Kirsty Club aims to build a brighter future for Francis House Children’s Hospice in Manchester. The campaign is fronted by Kirsty Howard—a truly inspirational girl who battles her own illness on a daily basis. Francis House is a loving home where the corridors are filled with laughter, and the rooms flooded with light. Diana, Princess of Wales, opened the Hospice in 1991.
The first campaign—Kirsty’s Appeal—aimed to raise £5 million to underpin Francis House, and secure the long-term continuation of its’ care programme for terminally ill children and support for parents. At that time the annual running cost was £1.7m and the only financial help was £27,500 per year made up from five Health Authority’s. The enormous task of raising the remaining funds every year had become a huge burden. Salaries alone to guarantee experienced nurses and care team cost £800,000 per year. Our main concerns are always that we are unable to pay staff unsociable hours. There have been three bids to the National Lottery—all without success.
Kirsty and the Appeal team achieved their goal of raising £5 million at The Angel Ball on Saturday, 28th October 2006. The interest raised on this amount will help many other very poorly children in the future, but until financial contributions from the Government become worthy of this wonderful service provided we must continue, as Francis House needs to grow. Hence—The Kirsty Club.
The PDF version of KIRSTY..Angel of Courage by Susie Mathis.
A paragraph from the book......
Is Nothing Sacred any More was certainly no disaster, though it never quite made the dizzy heights we thought it deserved.
The single got to Number 23, we made £40,000 for the Appeal and gained an awful lot of proﬁle along the way.
The icing on the cake for the song and for all of us was Russell’s concert at theManchester Evening News Arena on 21 December when Kirsty was invitedto join him as he sang to her. I left Kirsty on the stage and watched her little face on the big screens around the arena. There was a huge ovation, which conﬁrmed the swell of love people felt for Kirsty, while recognising the kindness they saw in the man who had put so much effort into supporting her and her cause.