ROCKER Roger Daltrey has pleaded with the Government for cash for his beloved cancer charity.
The Who singer made a personal call to Cabinet minister Michael Gove asking for money after donations dried up during the pandemic.
Daltrey, patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, says it has seen a “brutal drop” in income of £6million.
It means vital services may have to be cut.
The charity has 28 hospital units and employs 100 nurses and support staff for teenage cancer sufferers.
Daltrey wrote in The Spectator: “I recently called Michael Gove to let him know how dire our situation had become and to ask for government support.
“We need some dosh, I told him.
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“He was very sympathetic — but we have not received a penny yet and I am not holding my breath.”
The charity usually holds a week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London which raises up to £2million, but they were cancelled this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Back in April, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed charities would receive £750million to carry out their work during the crisis.
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