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Andrew from Wales

My name is Andrew and I am from Wales... My story starts long before I was diagnosed. At first I was getting really bad headaches, my hands were shaking uncontrollably...

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Kate from Plymouth

Hi, my name is Kate and I live in Plymouth... I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in my right shoulder blade in October 2000, I was 16. I had completed my GCSE’s and...

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Dariusz from Suffolk

My name is Dariusz and I live in Suffolk... It’s a couple of years since it all started, but this is the first time I have decided to tell my story. I am a reserved...

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Josie’s mum Ann Wheeler

Josie taking part in Spinnaker Sailing on a Youth Cancer Trust holiday Josie, our daughter, had her 3rd pituitary brain tumour in 1999. Because she was then totally...

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Amy Aubin

The Youth Cancer Trust has made several international friends over the past couple of years through social media. A few months ago we met Amy through Twitter having...

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Founder Brenda Clark

On behalf of us all at the Youth Cancer Trust, I am delighted to be celebrating 15 years since the Trust was founded in October 1997. It seems many moons ago when Sir...

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Thomas Green

25 intrepid skydivers took part in a Mass Skydive at Salisbury Airfield earlier this year raising sponsorship for the Youth Cancer Trust. One of the 25 was Thomas Green...

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Jen’s Story

24 year old Jen Bayley is from Stockport and has been to stay at the Youth Cancer Trust a few times during her treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (All) and...

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20 year old Warren Wilson

20 year old Warren Wilson, from Leicester, recently stayed at the Youth Cancer Trust for the sixth time. Warren was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2003....

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Bryony from Bristol

My name is Bryony and I live in Bristol... Back early 2012 I was planning my wedding to Neal, enjoying my job as a healthcare assistant and enjoying holidays in...

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What is Youth Cancer Trust?

The Youth Cancer Trust is a charity based in Dorset. It provides online support and free, therapeutic wellbeing holidays for young people living with and beyond cancer in the UK or Ireland.

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A break from cancer

Are you (or do you know someone who is) a young adult living with cancer? We provide an opportunity to have fun and chill out in a safe environment with others who understand what it’s like.

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