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



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


“The Trust’s work is so important in rebuilding the entire family unit.”
Meet Daisy



“I'll always stay with the trust. It's part of me.”
Meet Raveen

Ben C

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

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%

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