Isle of Wight Festival announces a team up with Stand Up to Cancer

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THE Isle of Wight Festival 2016 is announcing today a new partnership with Stand Up To Cancer, a fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.

To launch the new partnership, the festival and Stand Up To Cancer are hosting a Dragon Boat Race day on Thursday, April 21 at Island Harbour.

Last year’s inaugural event saw the likes of Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy, Markus Feehily and Nicholas Pinnock joining in the fun alongside national and local businesses.

Caroline Giddings, commercial director of the festival said: ‘We’re delighted to have Stand Up To Cancer on board this year as our national charity partner to help raise funds and awareness for the incredible work they do.’

Claire Rowney, director of Stand Up To Cancer, added: ‘We’ve made amazing progress against cancer in the past few decades but one in two of us in the UK will develop cancer in our lifetime. All the money raised through the partnership will go directly to vital research to accelerate new cancer treatments and tests.’