Topman is proud to announce it is producing four exclusive designs of sunglasses to help raise much needed funds and increase awareness for the Teenage Caner Trust and the charity’s Rock Your Shades day on Friday 6th May.
Simon Davies, CEO at Teenage Cancer Trust said: “At Teenage Cancer Trust we are thrilled to be working with Topman to raise awareness and vital funds for young people with cancer. Topman have come on board as supporters for the next three years, the difference they can make will be huge.”
Each style has been designed with the input of young cancer patients who were treated in a Teenage Cancer Trust unit and feature doodles, the former patients initials and drawings of objects that hold a special personal meaning to each individual involved in the design process.
The four sunglasses are divided into two different styles. One, a 50’s retro style wayfarer shape available in black with an all over white graphic and white with a vivid multi-coloured all over graphic. The other, a 70’s style clubmaster shape available with the same graphic design either in white with an all over print or in grey with an internal print only.
Every day six young people in the UK are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, young people often feel extremely isolated when facing a cancer diagnosis, never meeting another young person going through the same thing. Teenage Cancer Trust believes teenagers shouldn’t stop being teenagers because they have cancer, so it funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals that allow young people to be treated together with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.
Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Its home-from-home atmosphere helps create a sense of normality. The state-of-the-art units are bright and vibrant and will often include things like pool tables, jukeboxes, games consoles, computers and webcams, ensuring they can keep in touch with family friends outside hospital.