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
“I stopped being the kid in the corner...”
“Of all the medicines Maxine had, that first trip was the one that made her better.”
“I re-found my hunger for life because of the Trust.”
“It’s much easier to talk to someone who has been ill and is your age.”
“The Trust opened my eyes to what was out there.”
To celebrate our 12th anniversary we made 12 videos featuring some of the inspirational young people we've met along the way.
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: