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


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



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


Ben O

“The Trust changed both our lives.”
Meet Ben O



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


“It’s much easier to talk to someone who has been ill and is your age.”
Meet Phil

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%