30 January 2012
The UK’s brightest music and TV stars are joining forces next week for a one-off event to support their friend T4 presenter Georgie Okell’s Virgin London marathon fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support. Performers include Rizzle Kicks, Jameela Jamil, Yasmin and DJ Will Power, alongside Professor Green and a host of other celebrity supporters.
Georgie has organised the star-studded bash at Shoreditch venue The Hoxton Pony on Wednesday 1 February, to help raise funds for Macmillan, who she is running the Virgin London Marathon for on 22 April.
‘I’m so grateful to all the artists for helping out, it’s going to be an epic night, and hopefully we can make some serious cash for amazing Macmillan who were so incredible when they supported my Gramps and our family last year, I really want to give something back to say thank you and help more people affected by cancer.’
Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support, and all money raised from Georgie’s party will help people affected by cancer in the UK.
Tickets priced at £12, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support, can be bought from www.ticketweb.co.uk.
To sponsor Georgie’s marathon attempt go to www.justgiving.co.uk/georgieokell.
For further information please contact:
Sarah Summerfield - Press Officer
020 7840 4872 / 07968 174460
Notes to editors:
9-9:40 Rizzle Kicks DJ
9:40-10 DJ – Will Best
10:20-10.40 DJ - Nyx Deyn
10.40-11 DJ - Jameela Jamil
11-11.30 Appearance from Professor Green / DJ IQ
11.30-12 Killa Kela
12-12.40 DJ - Will Power
12.40-1 Nick Grimshaw
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. More than one in three of us get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help. For cancer information and support, contact Macmillan’s helpline on 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.