Artists including singer Ed Sheeran have given the Teenage Cancer Trust permission to use unseen gig footage

Unseen footage of stars from Ed Sheeran to Sir Paul McCartney will go online to help the Teenage Cancer Trust raise money after concerts were cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The charity had planned a series of sold-out shows for March in its 20th anniversary year with the aim of raising £1m.

Now stars including Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, The Who and Stereophonics have given permission for the charity to show unseen footage from their previous live gigs and waived all fees.

The Who's Roger Daltrey is a patron for the cancer charity
The Who’s Roger Daltrey has asked everyone to donate ‘generously’

The streaming content will be free, but fans are being encouraged to donate to “provide a lifeline for teenagers with cancer”.

The artists have also donated personal items to a raffle, hoping to raise extra money.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey, a Teenage Cancer Trust patron, said the isolation experienced by people during lockdown is not unusual for some of those undergoing cancer treatment.

“Without the environment and services that Teenage Cancer Trust provide within our NHS, specifically for this age group, isolation throughout their lengthy treatments becomes a strong possibility,” he said.

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