Why we matter

When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, life goes on hold just at the time they are starting to form their place in the world.

The impact on independence, education, employment, emotional wellbeing and their relationships with friends and family is huge. Many young people are also left living with a range of long-term physical effects.

The Trust helps young people rebuild lost confidence to discover a future they might never have thought was possible.

Read more about why we are needed


“The Trust opened my eyes to what was out there.”
Meet Abi



“There’s always more to do with the Trust. That’s why it’s unique.”
Meet Kirstie



“I stopped being the kid in the corner...”
Meet Anne

Ben C

“He never wants to come home!”
Meet Ben C


“Of all the medicines Maxine had, that first trip was the one that made her better.”
Meet Maxine

Our impact

The Trust rebuilds confidence in young people in recovery from cancer.
But what makes someone feel more confident?

This is what our young people told us they had gained from their Trust trips in 2015-16:

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Confidence: 91.4%

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Friendships: 95.5%

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Enjoyment: 96.1%

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Skills: 96.6%