Manchester Film Festival to support Teenage Cancer Trust

Manchester Film Festival to support Teenage Cancer Trust

Manchester Film Festival has announced that the official charity for the 2016 festival will be Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer.


The festival, which takes place 3-6 March, will be donating all proceeds from two of the high profile screenings at the festival to the charity. They will also be auctioning a signed Manchester United shirt at the opening night gala, courtesy of the AMC.


The official volunteer T-Shirts for this year’s festival will be by Made From Manchester, a brand that donates all proceeds to Teenage Cancer Trust. The T-Shirts will also be on sale throughout the weekend at the AMC Great Northern and the Odeon Printworks.


The festival has a personal connection to the charity, as founder Neil Jeram-Croft used to teach Callum Ballantine at Cheadle Hulme School.  Callum set up Made From Manchester in the final months of his life, while he had bone cancer.


Neil said: “I actually ran young enterprise, which Callum took part in, while I was at Cheadle Hulme School. Callum was a driven, intelligent and passionate young man and when I saw he had set up Made From Manchester it seemed a great fit for the brand to be the official festival T-Shirt. Unfortunately Callum won’t be here to see all the volunteers, wearing his T-Shirts, mingling with the celebrities on the red carpet, but I know he’d be happy we are helping raise money for this fantastic charity.”