Isle of Wight festival has revealed its new partnership will be with Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer. The festival and new partner will be teaming up to raise money for Cancer Research UK, in order to accelerate new cancer treatments and tests to UK patients with the aim to save lives.
The new partners, Isle of Wight Festival and Stand Up to Cancer will be hosting a Dragon Boat Race on 21st April to mark the launch of the collaboration. The event will lead up to St George’s Day, two days later. Last year the Dragon Boat Race saw the likes of Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy, Markus Feehily and Nicholas Pinnock partaking in the fun.
Caroline Giddings, Commercial Director of The Isle of Wight Festival said: “We’re delighted to have Stand Up to Cancer on board this year as our national charity partner to help raise funds and awareness for the incredible work they do. The Dragon Boat Race is the perfect way to launch this exciting new venture.”
Claire Rowney, director of Stand Up To Cancer, said: “We’re so excited to be partnering with The Isle of Wight Festival this year and to be part of such a special and iconic event. We’ve made amazing progress against cancer in the past few decades but one in two of us in the UK will develop cancer in our lifetime so we can’t afford to stand still. All the money raised through the partnership will go directly to vital research to accelerate new cancer treatments and tests and ultimately it’ll help save more lives.”
Isle of Wight Festival takes place between the 9th and 12th June at Seaclose Park.