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.
At the age of 13 whilst on holiday I found a lump on my right thigh.
Little did I know, this lump was a cancerous tumour that had also spread to my brain and my lungs. My diagnosis was finalised as rare high grade metastatic sarcoma. The tumour on my thigh was the size of a football, my brain tumour the size of an apple, and my lung tumours the size of grapes. I was extremely ill…
Members of Youth Cancer Trust and those involved with the making of Dance Beats Cancer, a film created to depict the journey of a young person from diagnosis through to reaching a place of support and recovery, attended the 2019 Charity Film Awards in London.
Youth Cancer Trust won Silver in their category, which was an incredible achievement. Gold went to Sir David Attenborough’s film, ‘The Living Thames’.
The event was attended by many well know figures from the world of film, television and the charity sector. Judges included Philip Collins (The Times), Simon Antrobus (Chief Executive, Children In Need) and Marc Brown (Corporate VP, Microsoft).
Wendy Parrott, the originator of the Dance Beats Cancer film and who works for the Youth Cancer Trust, said “We are over the moon winning the silver award for our film, which took over two years to make and features so many people and dancers from the …
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