Roger Daltrey spoke about how Covid-19 and social distancing has wrecked his fundraising efforts for the Who's patron charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust. Daltrey and the charity were forced to scrap a week's worth of benefit gigs at London's Royal Albert Hall, which would've netted the Trust between one and 2.5 million pounds.
Daltrey appeared on Good Morning Britain, and explained, “All our funding is event based, so all our funding has been cut. We are fully funded. Everyone loves that kids have daycare centers and rainbows on the wall, but they’re completely different for adolescents and there’s nothing for them outside of us. It is really important that we survive. Early cancer diagnosis is everything. When there are teens with aches and pains who are afraid to go to the hospital, it is frightening.”
Daltrey shed light on how he feels personally being forced to stay home due to the pandemic: “A nightmare. It’s just been three months on Sunday. In that sense it is a nightmare. I live on a farm, so it wasn’t too bad, it didn’t completely isolate myself and my wife.”