40 teenagers are diagnosed every week in the UK
Please make a donation to the Youth Cancer Trust
Youth Cancer Trust is unique. It provides peer support activity holidays for 14 to 30 year olds with cancer from the UK and Ireland. The holidays take place all year round in Bournemouth.
The weeks stay is more than just a holiday. It gives youngsters the chance to restore and re-build confidence, try new activities and make new friends.
When cancer strikes, the affect on anyone can have a huge impact on one’s life, but when cancer strikes a teenager or young person the impact can be totally shattering.
Youngsters have to come to terms with pain and mortality, their treatment, and the total disruption to their normal life. During the 5 years of remission which follows cancer treatment, life choices about fertility and sometimes long term disabilities have to be dealt with. Cumulatively, this can deal an enormous blow to their confidence, to their relationships and to their hopes for the future. Often, they find that the only people who can begin to understand what they are going through are those in a similar situation. The Youth Cancer Trust provides a safe and normal environment where young people with cancer can be with one another to enjoy a time of fun and relaxation.
Become a friend of YCT
“I am so grateful to have somewhere I can come and spend a few days that breaks the home/hospital cycle – it very quickly gets boring and stressful. I saw my doctor on Friday afternoon and she couldn’t believe how much progress I’d made and how well my wound had healed! I put it down to lots of laughing and sea air (and scrambled egg every morning!)” Gemma – young cancer patient.
You can donate by mobile phone – TEXT YCTX13 to 70070
Thank you! We really need your help as the Youth Cancer Trust is not government funded and relies solely upon the generosity of its friends and supporters to survive.
Donating to the Youth Cancer Trust will help us to continue providing this unique service for the benefit of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Listed below are various ways you can donate money and support the Youth Cancer Trust:
Send us a Cheque by post
You can send a cheque made payable to the ‘Youth Cancer Trust‘, a postal order or charity voucher to:
Youth Cancer Trust
Tracy Ann House
5 Studland Road
If you would like to deliver a cheque in person, then please telephone 01202 763 591 to arrange a suitable time or email Georgina.
Please download the form Gift Aid declaration so we can claim back the tax from the government. Complete this and enclose it with your cheque.
Make a donation securely online
You can donate securely online through JustGiving.com with a credit or debit card by clicking the orange button below
JustGiving.com collects Gift Aid on our behalf and all you have to do is click the button if you are a tax payer.
Can you spare a few pounds?
Create your own online piggy bank!
You can put in as little or as much as you like – just like dropping your spare change into a collecting tin.
Once a piggy bank has at least 99p in it you’re able to donate the money to the Youth Cancer Trust. You can do this using a credit, debit or maestro card on our secure payment page.
Every penny makes a difference – start ploinking now!