When a young person turns 18 they are embracing adulthood.
A cancer diagnosis during these pivotal years can have a huge impact on their further and higher education prospects, careers and relationships, while their maturity can mean having to deal with their own mortality in a way a child perhaps might not.
Other issues such as working out if and when to mention their cancer during interviews, not wanting to get special treatment, working extra hard to prove their capabilities and not letting any physical effects of their illness impact on performance are also challenges young adults in recovery face on a daily basis.
Confidence, communication and ambition are key factors in overcoming these.
By coming on a Trust trip, not only do these young adults get to feel like they are not the only ones enduring such insecurities and vulnerabilities, but they have the chance to rediscover their voice again, express opinions and be treated as equals.
They go from the childlike cocoon of cancer treatment to beginning to regain lost independence, reviving the communication skills to make new friends and reconnect with old ones, and seeing it is ok to dream big and think positively about the future.
Learning new practical skills, gaining qualifications and developing life skills to put on their CVs is also a massive thing for this age group.
A Trust trip for an 18-24 year old can be the first step to that young person rediscovering the confidence to fulfill their potential.