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…
Care home residents fund holidays for young cancer patients
Residents of a Poole care home have raised enough money to bring four, young cancer patients to Dorset on holiday this summer.
Colten Care’s dedicated dementia home The Aldbury donated £2,218.62 – the proceeds of a whole year’s fundraising events – to the Youth Cancer Trust.
The Trust welcomes dozens of young people to Tracy Ann House in Studland Road, Poole every year, to enjoy fun activities and carefree days, away from home and a hospital environment.
The holiday home is run by Brenda Clark BEM, who launched the charity in 1997 shortly after the death of her only child, 21-year-old Tracy Ann.
Brenda who received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Honours List in 2017, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to learn of the donation from The Aldbury.
“We receive absolutely no funding so the support and generosity …
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