The Teenage Cancer Trust’s mission is to raise funds to support teenagers fighting cancer. Devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer, the trust run family support networks, fund vital research, and run international conferences and medical courses for professionals working with those with cancer. Their Education Team tour around the country and visit young people, talking about how to notice the signs of cancer, talking openly about it and tackling stigmas surrounding cancer.
They have built 28 specialist units in hospitals all around the UK, which provide dedicated care and support for young people receiving treatment for cancer, being designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. They aim to provide a home away from home for patients, with entertainment, games and bedroom fully equipped with soft furnishings, décor and TV’s and DVD players, as well as the chance to socialise with other young people going through treatment. Often, especially when it comes to young people, losing your hair as a result of cancer treatment can be a shock and can affect their mental health and confidence. This is why they work with Hair 4 U to provide real hair wigs for young cancer patients, working with an award-winning hairdresser, and many top hair salons within the UK to give people comfort and confidence. They realise that for cancer patients, and especially young people, being able to still enjoy life and doing the things that they love is very important, as well as finding the support from others who are going through a similar situation. That’s why they hold events and activities for young people to meet each other share experiences, as well as engaging in activities such as zip wire and abseiling, and attending workshops such as art, dance and makeovers.
Music is a big part of this charity, with many celebrity supporters spreading awareness to other young people, raising money for the charity and bringing support to young people who are going through treatment. With your donation, The Teenage Cancer Trust can continue their incredible work to help young cancer patients with treatment, socialising and learning as well as supporting families and spreading awareness about signs, treatments, and breaking the stigma of cancer.
For more information on The Teenage Cancer Trust please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org