A teenager from Gloucester who had cancer is to star in a music video alongside rock legends to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Hanna Pearcey, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, will appear alongside Bonnie Tyler and Lorraine Crosby for their new single 'Through Thick And Thin' (I'll Stand By You).
Hanna, who was supported by the charity at its unit at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, is one of seven young people that appear in the video.
The song is dedicated to the essential support that Teenage Cancer Trust offers across the UK to young people, who are facing or have faced a cancer diagnosis.
It comes as the trust says its income could fall by 50% this year due to the impact of the coronavirus.
Hanna said: “Living with cancer is tough. You don’t feel like you and you often feel alone. Going through cancer whilst the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic can add an extra layer of emotion and the feeling of isolation is magnified.
“But Teenage Cancer Trust was there for me through thick and thin. They understood me and were there for me.
“Buying this single will allow Teenage Cancer Trust to continue to offer this support. So download and enjoy the track and make a difference to so many young people with cancer, now and in the future.”
It was absolutely amazing to be make my music video debut - it’s every young person’s dream - and to do it alongside these two iconic artists is just out of this world.
According to the Teenage Cancer Trust up to seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer everyday.
At the moment many of the Cancer trust's specialist nurses, support teams, and hospital units that would be providing young people with expert care are working alongside NHS colleagues, to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The release of the video comes as the charity’s flagship annual week of fundraising shows at the Royal Albert Hall, had to be cancelled in March due to the pandemic.
I couldn’t be more proud of my friend Lorraine’s idea of releasing this duet that we recorded years ago for Teenage Cancer Trust, and I’m happy for her to do so. I hope this single can help them to continue being there, through thick and thin.
We can’t thank Bonnie and Lorraine enough for their support. Cancer isn’t stopping for Coronavirus and neither is Teenage Cancer Trust - right now young people with cancer are feeling more isolated than ever and they’ve never needed us more.
Watch the video below