YouTube stars help The Vamps in 'Oh Cecilia' vid for Teenage Cancer Trust

24.09.14

The Vamps have teamed up with YouTube’s hottest young stars to bring fans a special, charity version of their new single, “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)”. Proceeds from the single will go to Teenage Cancer Trust. Watch it here:

#vamps4teenagecancer

The track was recorded at Summer in the City at London’s Alexandra Palace and features YouTube favourites Tyler Oakley Sam Pepper, Joe Sugg, Jim Chapman, Alexa Losey, Ebony Day, Benjamin Cook, Caspar Lee, Doug Armstrong, Patty Walters, Harrison Webb, Mazzi Maz, Sam King, Jake Boys, Chip Daddy, BriBry, Luke Cutforth, NikiNSammy, Luke Franks and Laura Bubble. With a subscriber list of 20 million between them, this is sure to be one of the most-watched videos of the year, and raise lots of money and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Vamps premiere the single on the same day as Teenage Cancer Trust launch Action Week, their annual awareness activity to drive young people to be aware and talk about the 5 most common signs of cancer (see below). More information can be viewed here https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/get-clued-up/action-week/

The charity version of the track can be preordered now from http://po.st/YouTubeStars. “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)” is the fifth single to be taken from Meet The Vamps, the #2 album that’s quickly approaching Platinum sales.

The Vamps have just begun their first headline tour of the UK. The tour includes 16 dates across 11 cities and sold out within minutes. The Vamps will play two dates at London’s Eventim Apollo on the 14th and 15th October. The past Summer, since releasing their debut album Meet The Vamps, they have played a raft of festivals including British Summer Time at Hyde Park, UK Live in Sunderland, Ipswich and Weston-super-Mare, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Capital FM’s Summertime Ball and Isle of Wight Festival. They have also announced their first arena tour for April 2015.

The Vamps have picked up a phenomenal following online. Can We Dance has clocked up over 22 million YouTube views, Wild Heart has over 13 million, Last Night has had over 12 million views, Somebody To You over 25 million views, and their channel has already tipped 73 million total views and signed up over ¾ million subscribers, which is quite an astounding achievement for a new band. They frequently trend around the world on Twitter, and their Facebook has over 3 million followers.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. They fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals and provide dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them. The charity also educates young people in schools about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis. Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund their vital work. Help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org

The five most common signs of cancer in young people aged 13 to 24 are PERSISTENT and UNEXPLAINED:
• Pain
• Lump, bump or swelling
• Significant weight loss
• Extreme tiredness
• Changes in a mole

For more information:

www.twitter.com/teenagecancer
www.facebook.com/teenagecancertrust
www.instagram.com/teenage_cancer
www.teenagecancertrust.org

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SC039757 (Scotland)

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