We're a national charity based in Bournemouth

Meet people like you! Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital.

Holidays are also available for young people who have been in remission for up to five years or who are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager or young adult. If you have any queries about our services, please telephone 01202 763591.

Groups of 8 are made up of similar ages and groups can also be made up of friends you made in hospital. We are open all year round and are based at Tracy Ann House in Bournemouth, Dorset.

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Ceinwen ("Wen") from Cardiff

3 years ago, my world was turned on its head.

I was diagnosed with a rare illness called Very Severe Aplastic Anemia - I heard Anemia and thought ‘oh I just need some more blood and I will be fine’- turns out it was a lot more serious...

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Until I had experienced cancer personally I had very little idea of the psychological and emotional issues that would engulf me both during and after my diagnosis. Once I started doing my support work I realise how these were so different for each age group. Initially I was wrapped up in feeling sorry for myself. At the age of 50 when I was diagnosed I knew that I would be unable to work again, which created many problems for me, not least a feeling of lacking self-worth and being able to provide for my family. But in hindsight I realise how lucky I was. I have had a life and a career, am married with two grown up boys. I had the life experiences and support to deal with the challenges ahead. What if ...

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