History Youth Cancer Trust | Brenda Clark & John Scott


The Founders

The Youth Cancer Trust was established in October 1997 by John Scott OBE and Brenda Clark.

The charity is registered with the Charity Commission No – 1064736 and is a limited company registered by guarantee at London No: 3436893.

The charity is also registered in Scotland No. SC043065


Our founders: John Scott OBE & Brenda Clark

John Scott OBE & Brenda Clark

The charity was established after extensive research by Brenda and John with young cancer patients at Middlesex Hospital to find out what they would like if a charity was set up for them to provide peer support holidays.

The answers were simple….

“We would like somewhere where we can feel ‘normal’ for a while”

“Somewhere we can have fun!”

“Somewhere where we can do things we’ve never done before”

The house was named in memory of Brenda’s daughter, Tracy Ann, who died aged 21 from cancer. During Tracy’s illness, there was nowhere she could go to be with others of a similar age going through a similar experience.

Tracy Ann House is run today by Brenda and a team of dedicated helpers – find out more about the team.

If you would like to know more about the Youth Cancer Trust, please email us for an information pack or telephone 01202 763591.