Roger Daltrey Talks Charity Work

Singer urges public support
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Lead singer with The Who Roger Daltrey has urged the public to support his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust.

As the frontman with The Who, Daltrey stood in the middle of one of rock's most ferocious hurricanes. Beginning as Mod icons, the band helped pioneer the concept album and broke America with their astonishing live act.

Famed for hurling his microphone around his head, Daltrey's full-lunged vocal style became hugely influential. Still capable of whipping up a storm onstage, Daltrey now spends the bulk of his time working on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

In a new interview the singer told ITN that "it is a blot on our society when, if these teenagers had four legs and fur or feathers we would raise the money in one year. It's tragic and it makes me want to fight even harder."

Daltrey explained that in his opinion the British government gives "no help whatsoever" to victims of teenage cancer. "This charity is all they've got" he explained "and we're fighting for every unit we get."

"Teenagers are the hardest age group to talk to and they tend to withdraw within themselves. Cancer is the number one killer of teenagers and they get the most aggressive and the rarest forms, and because they're growing so fast and they're doing sports and things, late diagnosis is quite common."

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