When John Green’s not busy farting at photo calls for latest movie Paper Towns or writing international bestselling books, he’s supporting amazing charities that he holds close to his heart. Teenage Cancer Trust is an organisation that John has supported a lot since his book The Fault In Our Stars was turned into a feature film last year.
Now the book’s publishers Penguin and the Teenage Cancer Trust are holding an initiative in the author’s name to help the novel’s fanbase raise even more money for the brilliant charity. And John is fully supportive!
John said of the new campaign: “I worked as a student chaplain at a children’s hospital about 15 years ago for five months. During that time I started wanting to write about the young people I had met there… It just took a long while for that book to become The Fault in Our Stars. From that experience, I understand the importance of charities such as Teenage Cancer Trust and the work they do in bringing young people together and helping them get the best possible care in the best possible environment. I would be delighted if fans of my book were able to translate that into tangible support for the charity.”
‘Boom Clap’ hitmaker Charli XCX has put her piece in too: “It is incredible how passionately people have responded to the book and the film. I really hope that enthusiasm drives as many people as possible to organise a sleepover and have fun while raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust which does so much for the many young people with cancer like Hazel and Gus in the UK.”
Those lovely Vamps boys are just as supportive too, sending a tweet out to make everybody aware of what’s going on.
— The Vamps (@TheVampsband) June 8, 2015
We’ve been showing our support for the Night To Infinities fundraiser, too!
— Maximum Pop! (@maximumpop) June 23, 2015
Make sure you sign up to Night of Infinities before Friday to get involved. We have!