Century Cycle Challenge (Saturday 4th May 2013)
Chosen Charity

Being a teenager is hard enough without a cancer diagnosis – but seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.

Teenage Cancer Trust make sure that young people don’t have to face cancer alone. We help young people and their families to deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind, and your life. We provide world-class cancer care and support in specialist units, local hospitals and in homes across the UK.

We are there for young people at every stage, from diagnosis, throughout treatment, and long after treatment is over.

Right now, for every young person that has access to our services, there is another young person who doesn’t. With your help, we can reach every young person with cancer in the UK.

Thank you.

Claire’s story:

“I was 23 when I was diagnosed with cancer.”

“I was treated on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. I also experienced a normal cancer ward, and you can really tell the difference. In the other ward, I was surrounded by older people, but in the Young Adult ward I made good friends with other people my age who were going through a similar experience.”

“It was far more like a home than a hospital – my partner could stay over, and they let my son George visit me whenever. They didn’t have restrictive rules or strict visiting hours.”

“Most importantly, I had support from Sian, the Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator on the unit. She was so supportive and was there every step of the way. When my hair started falling out in clumps during chemo, it was Sian who helped me shave it off, and who sorted out a wig for me. She helped me find nursery care for my son when I was struggling. Perhaps most importantly, she was there for me through my depression. I would ring her up crying at any hour of the day and she would be there for me. I genuinely believe that without her support I might have ended things.”

Our Youth Support Co-ordinators:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK6YCAwZrdg

To make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CCC2017

For more information about the charity please visit – www.teenagecancertrust.org

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).