Academy and BAFTA award winning makeup artist, Peter Swords King has teamed up with The Bath Academy of Media MakeUp (BAMM) and The Body Shop to search for the next shining star in makeup, whilst raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust’s first specialist cancer unit for young patients in the South West.


The BAMM Re-create Competition aims to inspire hope in teenagers with cancer through creative interpretation and is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has raw creative talent, coupled with the determination to become success in media makeup. Peter will be joined by fellow judges, BAMM Academy Principle, Melanie Crump and The Body Shop’s Brand & Value Director, Sam Thomson, giving winners a highly formidable start to their future career.


Peter Swords King says; “Teenage Cancer Trust is doing amazing work and I am delighted to support the charity by helping raise funds, and by enabling young people to reflect on how cancer can decimate lives through this competition. Our winner will not only transfer the ‘mission to vision’ in the most creative and original way, but also be in possession of a strong work ethic and attitude to enable them to get to the top and survive in this challenging profession.”


Melanie Crump who runs BAMM, an elite private school for makeup artistry says; “I’m delighted to be joined by such a prestigious team and to also have the opportunity to raise funds for such an incredible cause. All our tutors are industry leaders and have vast experience and accreditations to their names; we looking for someone who has the talent to one day stand beside them.”


Sam Thomson says “The Body Shop is incredibly proud to be partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust this year to help improve the lives of young people and their families. We are also delighted to sponsor BAMM with this competition to help raise funds for the first specialist cancer unit for young patients living in the South West. This exciting competition is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with creative talent wanting to start a career in the make-up industry, as well supporting an incredible charity.


All entrants will be asked to ‘create a design that reflects and inspires hope, life and positivity to dispel the fear and negative effects of teenage cancer’. Entrants will be requested to donate £20 to enter, which will go towards Teenage Cancer Trust’s South West appeal, raising funds for a £2.5million state-of-the-art unit which will be situated in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. Teenage Cancer Trust has raised £1.5million towards the build, but a further £1million now needs to be achieved before the unit becomes operational in early 2014.



Every day in the UK, six young people are told they have cancer and over 200 are diagnosed across the South West every year. This vital specialist unit will mean for the first time young cancer patients aged 16 to 24 from Bristol, Bath, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, will be treated with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.


Entries need to be received by 22nd July 2013. A shortlist of 25 names will be chosen for the final to be held at BAMM on 17th August 2013. For full competition details, dates and terms and conditions please visit:



1ST: A place on The BAMM Intense Makeup Course for Media Makeup worth £9,600 (including a fully comprehensive make up kit) PLUS £500 worth of product from The Body Shop

2ND: A place on The BAMM Beauty Bridal & Fashion Makeup Course, worth £4,680 PLUS £300 worth of product from The Body Shop

3RD: A BAMM One Day Workshop PLUS £100 worth of product from The Body Shop

PLUS all 24 finalists will receive The Body Shop goodie bags.



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Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust is the o


nly UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.


Teenage Cancer Trust wants every young person with cancer to have access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis, no matter where they live. Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during cancer treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age by experts in teenage and young adult cancer care, can make a huge difference to a young person’s experience.



Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund all of its vital work. Find out more, get involved or make a donation at Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).

About The Body Shop and Teenage Cancer Trust Partnership:


The Body Shop is proudly supporting Teenage Cancer Trust in 2013 with the aim to raise £250,000 for the charity through a number of exciting fundraising activities. Committed to making a real difference, The Body Shop will go beyond a fundraising partnership to also deliver a range of activities for young people with cancer, including make-up workshops in the charity’s specialist cancer units across the UK, and work experience opportunities in The Body Shop® stores. The partnership embodies the ethical retailer’s Beauty With He


art signature, believing that beauty is not only about looking good, but also feeling good and doing good.