31 Mar. 2022: With contributions from the likes of Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher, specialist papermaker, James Cropper, has collaborated with Teenage Cancer Trust in the creation of a fundraising song book.

Produced with artist Pete McKee, the book features 19 songs which have been performed on stage at Teenage Cancer Trust events over the past 20 years.

The handwritten lyric contributions come from an all-star line-up of artists including Amy Macdonald, Kasabian, Suede, Blossoms, The Cure and many more. Each song is accompanied by an interpretative design produced by Pete McKee, forming an exclusive collection of McKee artworks not available elsewhere.

The song book also features lyrics from cancer survivor, and singer of Ishmael Ensemble, Holly Wellington, who was helped by Teenage Cancer Trust. Her song ‘Empty Hands’ was written about her cancer experience and Wellington also wrote the foreword to the book.

Available now, the song book launched as Teenage Cancer Trust’s iconic Royal Albert Hall fundraising concert returned to the venue to celebrate its 20th event, after three years away.

James Cropper CEO, Phil Wild is on the Advisory Board for the charity and is a strong advocate of Teenage Cancer Trust. To support the song book’s fundraising ambitions, the Cumbrian based papermaker contributed all the premium upcycled paper used in the production of the book.

Phil Wild, Chief Executive Officer at James Cropper plc says: “Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through it. The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need – so no young person faces cancer alone.

“We’re extremely proud to support this project. Produced with James Cropper paper, the song book brings together some incredible celebrity and music ambassadors, all helping in raising funds for this important charity.”

The song book, whose pages are made with innovative CupCycling technology that gives disposable cups a valuable second life, is available now via www.petemckee.com and will retail at £25, with all profits going to support Teenage Cancer Trust.