Youth Cancer Trust | Holidays for teenagers & young adults with cancer

Free holiday
for you

and your friend!

Can you help us?

01Make a donation

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Can you help us?

01Make a donation

02Fundraise for us

We’re a national charity based in Bournemouth


We are in the process of moving from Tracy Ann House in Bournemouth, to a new site in the pretty Dorset village of Dewlish.

Although sad to say goodbye to our base for the last 25 years, our new location at Manor Farm Barn will offer an array of opportunities and facilities for our guests.

Guests will stay in a beautiful barn conversion that leads onto a courtyard garden, swimming pool and games room. We will still plan an inclusive timetable of outings and activities, with time at leisure to enjoy the stunning setting and to visit the animals living on the farm.

Meals will be prepared by a professional chef using quality local ingredients where possible.

Our much loved Founder, Brenda will be stepping back from hosting the holidays but will still be very much involved in the running of the charity in her new role as President.

Our online services will continue as normal.

We will be posting more information and updates on our website and social media as we make the transition.

For more information, please email our team.


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.

If you would like to book a holiday for 2023/24, please email us or complete our online application form.

Please note: Our holiday activities may be different to those advertised to protect our guests, staff and volunteers due to Covid.

Please don’t feel alone – Youth Cancer Trust is running a secure online group for young cancer patients and those with late effects from having had cancer as a young person. If you would like to join the group, please complete our online form or email us

The online group offers support, fun activities such as cookery and quizzes, peers who understand, therapeutic support and activities to help promote wellbeing, such as Yoga and meditation.

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.

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.

If you have any queries about our services, please telephone 01202 763591.

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6 ways you can help


From The Great Wall of China, to Cycling challenges – adventure fundraising!

for us

Sign up for a unique and exciting way to fundraise for YCT.

Cycle London
to Paris

Embark on the charity bike ride challenge of a lifetime.

Host your
own event

Have fun, involve your friends and family to create your own fundraising event.

Three peaks

Do you think you could climb 3 of the UK’s highest mountains in 24 hours?

for us

You can run anywhere to raise money for young people with cancer.

Tap Attack Workshop

Intermediate Level Tap Dance Workshop with Jo Scanlan from Tap Attack. Wednesday 25th May – online event – contact for more info 4.30pm – 5.30pm Dancers over the age of 8 only please. Jo is an award-winning tap dancer and choreographer, director of Tap Attack and Guinness World Record holder. With countless TV and […]

On Wednesday 25 May 2022

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