At a special 25th anniversary awards night for The Music Industry Trusts Awards it happened – Roger Daltrey is Honoured with the MITS award.
I might be a little biased, as a long standing fan of Roger, but I couldn’t think of a nicer person to receive the award, yes there have been some greats since it started in 1992. The MITS have honoured some of the greatest musicians, performers and music industry luminaries and has simultaneously raised over £5.5million to help sustain the two charities Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT Trust. Over 1000 guests attended this charity event which on this very special 25th Anniversary also included previous recipients Sir Tom Jones OBE, Harvey Goldsmith CBE, Rob Dickins CBE, Brian McLaughlin and MITS first honouree, John Deacon CBE.
Over the past 25 years the MITS has also celebrated icons including Simon Cowell, Michael Eavis CBE, Sir Lucian Grainge CBE, Sir George Martin, Sir Michael Parkinson and Jonathan Ross OBE, in addition to some of the most popular artists and respected musicians of our age: Annie Lennox OBE, Gary Barlow OBE, Jools Holland OBE, Kylie Minogue OBE, Peter Gabriel, Sir Elton John CBE & Bernie Taupin, and Lord Lloyd Webber.
The award was presented to Roger by Jeremy Clarkson in recognition of his contribution to music and entertainment industry and charitable causes.
It’s well known that Roger works tirelessly with charities including The Teenage Cancer Trust with whom he is an Honorary Partron and Fundraiser. There is even a show next year at the Royal Albert Hall again where Roger and The Who will be performing Tommy again – for The Teenage Cancer Trust. I am lucky enough to be attending and supporting.
In 2014 Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend appeared at the Rock ‘n’ Horsepower Concert at Hurtwood Park Polo Club. Hurtwood club teamed who teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK to bring us an amazing Charity day with a host of other great performers.
Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Huge congratulations to Roger on receiving this fantastic award. Roger is the most extraordinary champion of young people with cancer both in the UK through his tireless work with Teenage Cancer Trust, and now in the USA through the new charity he has helped to establish, Teen Cancer America. He is a long-standing Honorary Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust and created the phenomenon that is Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall – our flagship annual fundraiser. Since the first ‘The Who and Friends’ performance in 2000, over 225 bands and artists have performed, raising over £24 million. “Roger has been central to the growth of Teenage Cancer Trust, helping us provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK. Roger is constantly using his influence and profile to shine a spotlight on all aspects of Teenage Cancer Trust’s work, including travelling the length and breadth of the UK visiting young people with cancer, and championing our work at everyone possible opportunity. We’re incredibly proud to have Roger in the Teenage Cancer Trust family.”
John Craig OBE, BRIT Trust Chairman, said: “The BRIT Trust is both delighted and proud to be the joint-beneficiary, along with NordoffRobbins, of this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award evening, not least as it honours one of our music greats – Roger Daltrey. I am indebted to them all for their time and extraordinary commitment, which has helped to raise over £2.75 million for the Trust, in turn, contributing so hugely to the many charities we support, including, of course, the world-famous BRIT School, which does so much to develop exceptional British music and other creative talent.”
Roger Daltrey is Honoured with the MITS Award
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So proud of Roger, well done! 🙂