Here are just a few of the wonderful Youth Cancer Trust holiday stories from guests, their companions as well as parents.
Along the way, I faced many obstacles, many of which were only overcome thanks to amazing charities.Read this story
Liam from Milton Keynes
Liam (Milton Keynes)
I was a bit nervous the first time but met some new people and really enjoyed the activities.Read this story
When you meet people who have been through treatment and come out the other side it gives you hope.Read this story
Warren from Leicester
It feels like my second family when I come to the house and it’s helped my confidence greatly meeting so many different people.Read this story
Sania from Manchester
The charity in short, is one of the most amazing places that I have ever been to.Read this story
Jack from London
To be around others that understand you, and have shared your experiences, is something which made my treatment almost bearable.Read this story
YCT is a tremendous charity who give amazing support to young people from all over the country.Read this story
Josie's Mum - Ann Wheeler
A Parents' Perspective
These (YCT visits) have far outweighed what any counselling course could have done.Read this story
Kate from Plymouth
When I come to the YCT house I actually feel ‘normal’. I never feel different and I can be myself.Read this story
Laura - A Companions Tale
A Companions Tale
I cannot express enough how much help and guidance YCT has given me in terms of supporting a friend who has beaten cancer.Read this story
Bryony from Bristol
Our week at Youth Cancer Trust was a massive turn round point in my cancer journey.Read this story
Dariusz from Suffolk
The support given to me at YCT by the members of staff has made me a richer man. The increase of self-esteem is priceless.Read this story
Andrew from Wales
I met some incredible people and had the experience of a lifetime.Read this story
Paris & Paige - Twins from Leicester
Paris & Paige (Leicester)
It gave me the chance to just be a teenager again and have fun!Read this story
Ceinwen ("Wen") From Cardiff
YCT had me laughing again rather than worrying about being illRead this story
More Guest Stories
I’ll tell you in a rhyme,
About all the groovy things we did,
I had a wicked time!
Sailing was amazing,
The water sports were too,
It’s good fun going karting,
There’s just so much to do!
So thank you Jim and Brenda,
You make it great for all,
Just one thing left to say now…
Sorry about the wall!
Love you guys, Becky!
It’s been my 3rd time here and the best time so far! The people I have met here are absolutely amazing. I have had such a good time singing Great Balls of Fire with Jim.
You both make me laugh so much you have made this house like my favourite second home! Brenda I’m so very sorry for making you drag me to the doctors, despite me feeling ill I had a wicked time.
We had really great activities again like, Go-karting and Dry ski slopes.
Oh and Brenda I love your new hair it looks great! Thank you so much for the gift bags with the Shaving foam. (Is that for my chest? Ha-ha!) Thanks again.
You’re both absolutely great and I hope to come down soon again!
Still have to go in the hot tub in the garden – maybe next time. This group I am so comfortable around, we stayed up every night talking about the most random things – Be careful about what you do with the socks guys! Lol.
We really should come back as a group again, Will never forget the good memories.
Well I really want to watch this film – Walking Tall, So will be quick. George I really do love me hair, you can quote me on that! The Lilly Allen style suits me!
Thank you for bringing us back and putting up with me again. Hope to see everyone again soon and thanks for the gift bag it is perfect for my new style.
Thanks for everything.
Many thanks, not to be forgotten. Thanks for everything.
I hope you all the best health and happiness for the future and cant wait to return. ( Please have me back he he ).
I’ve had an absolutely amazing time and I honestly can’t thank you enough. You’ve made everything better, and easier to cope with.
Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to have a break and meet people who know exactly how I feel. This holiday is defiantly what the doctor ordered.
I feel so privileged to be allowed to continue to visit and to be able to know all the wonderful people that help make these visits possible – Jim, Brenda & Georgie in particular – wonderful, selfless people who always make you feel welcome.
Your continued support & recognition of the issues facing the 25+ age group is fantastic and I’m so glad that someone is now taking this seriously.
Many heartfelt thanks for all that you are and all that you do.
This is where you can tell us what you thought of your holiday at the Youth Cancer Trust. If you would like to submit a comment or even a story of your experience, then please email us and we will add it here.