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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There were some very unseemly looking characters spotted at Sainsbury’s in Stratton this weekend! A gang of cut-throats, vagabonds and pirates invaded the store, plundering around £2,000 in treasure….and it was all legal and above board! The swashbuckling band of buccaneers were, in fact, representing Swindon’s Youth Cancer Trust, staging a weekend of pirate themed activity aimed a raising money in support of the charity’s aims, which centre around providing breaks for youngsters diagnosed with cancer at the YCT holiday home in Bournemouth. Richard Searl, Community Fund Raising Manager for the charity, was captain of the unruly crew and delighted with the response of the store’s customers and colleagues. ‘Everyone got into the spirit of it,’ he enthused, ‘With several of the staff dressing up and ...

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