The Youth Board is an invaluable link between the young people and the full Board of Trustees. Its aim is to make sure when strategic decisions are made, what’s important to young people is put first.
I’m grateful for the opportunities the Trust has given me to enjoy life after cancer, not to mention pursue my sailing passion! I’m excited about being on the Youth Board so that I can use my experiences to help others.
My life changed massively. From not being very confident to moving to France to teach sailing and now managing projects in the construction industry. I want to help more young people get their confidence back in the same way.
The Trust has provided me with happiness, self-assurance and the gateway to a positive future. I want others to experience the opportunities, enjoyment and belief I’ve developed through my time with the Trust.
It is safe to say that I would not be the person I am today without the impact the Trust has had on me. The confidence I gained made going back into education and then starting work much easier.
It’s hard to be anything but the kid with cancer but Trust trips allowed me to be myself. I love seeing others transform during trips and as part of Youth Board I hope to help more young people find themselves.
The Trust is by far best thing to come from my diagnosis; from trips as a young person to volunteering and running the Great North Run as a fundraiser. I’d like to help every young person with cancer have an experience like mine!
The Trust gave me the opportunity to realise I could still be adventurous, and push my own barriers after treatment. I want to use my voice that I found on the trips to ensure other young people have great experiences!
Your imagination is the only limit to what you can do – from a personal challenge to doing something fun with friends or at work.
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