The Who Magic Bus To Make a Special Appearance at CamperJam
This year, van lovers visiting CamperJam will have the chance to see and buy tickets to win a special 1965 'split-screen' Transporter known as The Who Magic Bus. CamperJam is a weekend event dedicated to owners and lovers of Volkswagen vans and will be held in the beautiful parkland of Weston Park, Staffordshire from 20-22 June.
The van has been donated by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and liveried by Richard Evans, art director for legendary rock band The Who. This distinctive Volkswagen van is being raffled to raise funds for UK charity, Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). The special edition 1965 van features The Who's famous target logo and Union Jack roof, together with images of the original band members, including Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
Inspiration for the Volkswagen "Magic Bus" competition stems from a successful collaboration between The Who and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles last year which resulted in a special live performance by the band at a celebration of 60 years of the Volkswagen Transporter.
TCT, founded in 1990, focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer, who often receive inappropriate facilities catering for children or the elderly, by providing specialist units in NHS hospitals with state-of-the-art facilities and an environment where teenagers can meet others in a similar situation. TCT has built units in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle. TCT also funds a team to teach young people in schools, colleges and universities about cancer, prevention and healthy living.
Stephan Schaller, Head of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: 'We really hope that many people will take part in this competition so we can help TCT to support many more teenagers with cancer.'
At the launch of the "Magic Bus" van competition, The Who's Roger Daltrey CBE said: 'As a long standing patron of TCT, I am delighted to launch this unique competition. It will help TCT raise essential funds so that we can build more teenage cancer units within the NHS. The UK is a world leader in providing this support for teenagers with cancer and in 2008 we will open five new units and start building work on a further two.'
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