30 November 2011
Leading cancer care charity Macmillan Cancer Support asked its celebrity supporters including Kylie, Keira Knightley, Sting, Alesha Dixon, Joanna Lumley, James Corden, Anna Friel and Seth Rogen to share their 100th birthday wishes in a short film ‘100 Years Of Macmillan: A Birthday Tribute’.
The short film premiered at The Macmillan Centenary Gala, an all-star evening of entertainment hosted by Graham Norton at The London Palladium on Monday 28 November.
Acting royalty Dame Helen Mirren wished for a very high heeled pair of shoes comfortable enough to walk around in all day for her 100th birthday, while TV presenter Amanda Holden would love to look 75 years younger if she reaches 100. Funny man Ricky Gervais wished for a real life hoverboard from the film ‘Back To The Future’ while Myleene Klass’ dream present would be a grand piano which she could shrink and carry around in her handbag.
Newsreader Jon Snow says:
'My real wish is that there were more places like the UCH Cancer Centre – which is part of a network which is going to provide real support for the two million people in Britain who are affected by cancer.'
Over the past 100 years, Macmillan has achieved many great things for people affected by cancer which the charity wants to celebrate with all its supporters, staff and volunteers who make it happen. With at least one in three of us affected by cancer, Macmillan plan to build on their achievements and find new ways to give people affected by cancer the support they so desperately need.
To watch the film and listen to the celebrities birthday wishes please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/celebritybirthdaywishes
For further information, please contact:
Claire Keuls, Press Officer
Direct line 020 7840 4872 (out of office 07801 307068)
About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. At least one in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.
For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support, find out how we can help or freephone 0808 808 0000 for an information pack.