Roger Daltrey Honoured For TCT Charity Work
25 April 2014, 12:20
Roger Daltrey has been recognised by the music industry for raising millions of pounds to help young people with cancer.
He has helped the Teenage Cancer Trust since it began in 1990 and since 2000, the Who frontman has organised the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at the Royal Albert Hall - featuring the likes of Oasis, Coldplay and Sir Paul McCartney - which have raised more than £17 million.
He was given the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to Charity gong at last night's Music Week Awards
Paul Weller presented the award and Noel Gallagher and Robert Plant were among those who recorded messages praising Daltrey's work at last night's ceremony.
The lifetime achievement prize went to former Sony Music executive Rob Stringer who is now the chairman of Columbia Records in the United States.
David Bowie sent a message in tribute saying: "If you become the object of his enthusiasm an artist will find a genuine long-term support that is sadly missing in the recording industry."
The Manic Street Preachers, whom Stringer championed during his years at Sony, performed at the event in his honour.
Radio X's very own John Kennedy won the Best Radio Show award for X-Posure.