Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is as much about what happens after treatment as it is during. For many young people, re-engaging with life after cancer is incredibly hard and is an area that is regularly overlooked. That is where the Trust comes in.
Every day at least 11 children and young people get the news they have cancer. Thankfully survival rates are increasing, but life after cancer isn’t always straightforward. That’s why when treatment ends our work begins.
Treatment shatters confidence and, for many young people, a positive future feels like an impossible dream. Trust trips give young people the chance to step outside their illness and find the confidence and belief to rebuild their lives.
WHY WE’RE NEEDED
Throughout this month, we will meet a number of young people who pinpoint exactly why they needed support in recovery from cancer, and how the Trust helped put them on the path to what they are doing now. You can hear these young people stories across social media @EMCTrust (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Have you sailed with the Trust before? If so, we would love to hear your stories of why our trips have helped you, whether you sailed with us for the first time this year or have been Returning to Sail for years. Get involved by tagging @emctrust in your social media posts and using #ConfidenceafterCancer
SUPPORT THE TRUST
Our young people tell us our trips are life-changing. But we can only change lives with the ongoing support of awesome people like you!
If you would like to give us a one-off donation text EMCT18 now. But if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, be creative and fundraise for us. The only limit to what you can do is your imagination! It may be about pushing your physical or mental limits or doing something fun with friends, but what you do could help define a young person’s future. Could anything be more satisfying than that? Visit the ‘Get Involved’ pages above for heaps of inspiration.
Please help us make sure every young person in recovery from cancer gets the same chance to re-find the confidence to plan and build a future they can imagine.