2021 charity partner – Teenage Cancer Trust
We’re delighted and extremely proud to announce that Teenage Cancer Trust will be our official charity partner for 2021. Our charity partnership is part of our commitment to provide support and funding to as many UK medical charities as we can.
The Teenage Cancer Trust fundraising target for 2021 is to raise £15,000 which is to help to fund the amazing support that they provide. This money will help to provide vital services to cancer patients between the ages of 13 and 24.
Most of us will at least know someone or be close to someone who has suffered from cancer. This dreadful disease causes extreme stress and anxiety to patients, family, and friends… then imagine being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager
About Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day, 7 young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”.
Relationships, exams, careers, life plans – cancer can throw everything into chaos leaving young people feeling isolated, scared, and out of control.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity in the UK that’s dedicated to meeting the unique and complex needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer. They put them in the best possible place, physically, mentally, and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond. This is achieved in partnership with the NHS.
Through a team of award-winning specialist nurses and support teams, as well as 28 state-of-the-art hospital wards within NHS hospitals.
Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to ensuring no young person faces cancer alone.
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).
Every single one of these young adults and teenagers will require care and support from specialist nurses to help them through this incredibly difficult time.
Coronavirus has hit many young people with cancer hard, making an already unimaginable situation even more isolating, dangerous, and scary.
For young people with cancer, services continue to be significantly affected -how they have treatment, where they have treatment, whether their family can attend appointments or even visit them in hospital, shielding rules…the list of uncertainties has been overwhelming. This is even before we consider that education is interrupted, social connections lost, and the job market stalled.
Teenage Cancer Trust teams have done everything they can to adapt, making sure that young people, whether at home or in hospital, continue to receive one-to-one support even if it’s by WhatsApp, video chat, or through virtual groups. They’ve worked tirelessly to create a sense of normality and reduce isolation such as hosting online cookery workshops and digital peer support groups for dealing with treatment side-effects. Even the much-loved pizza parties, which used to bring young people together in the social spaces on their wards, have been taken online.
Although the charity is still faced with uncertainty, they won’t stop – can’t stop – being there for young people with cancer.
The Teenage Cancer Trust team
The staff and volunteers are a team of outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to provide vital support to young people with cancer and their families. These amazing people are dedicated to helping make the journey through dealing with cancer more bearable.
The team also includes a team of incredible nurses who are highly skilled experts as well as youth workers. Along with the trustees and ambassadors who all share the same goal of offering the best care and support to young adults and teenagers facing cancer.
Ambassadors for Teenage Cancer Trust
Alongside their honorary patron Roger Daltrey, there is a long and distinguished list of ambassadors who offer their support to help raise the profile for the charity. Some of those fantastic celebrities who help to raise awareness and help fundraising includes
- Abbey Clancy (Strictly Come Dancing champion)
- Eddie Redmayne (Oscar-winning actor)
- Edith Bowman (Radio DJ)
- Example (World famous musician)
- Harry Judd (Musician – McFly)
- Jameela Jamil (Radio DJ)
- Joe McElderry (X Factor winner)
- Judd Trump & Jack Lisowski (Professional snooker players)
- Kasabian (Music band)
The list goes on and it’s incredible to see how many high profile celebrities offer their support (https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/about-us/our-story/people/ambassadors)
How we work with Teenage Cancer Trust
Our senior management team is delighted to be part of the new North West Corporate Advisory Board. This is a new initiative in the region to provide professional support and guidance for new partnerships. We’re extremely proud to offer our extensive experience and expertise to help with vital fundraising for the charity.
This group of North West based professionals will be part of a new initiative to help promote new fundraising opportunities in the region.
2020 has been the most challenging time for charities around the world and our support is more important than ever. We intend to provide whatever support we can to ensure that Teenage Cancer Trust raises the critical funds that it needs.