Youth Cancer Trust

Youth Cancer Trust

Charity information

Youth Cancer Trust

The Youth Cancer Trust provides support & holidays for teenagers and young adults with cancer (aged 14 to 30) from the UK and Ireland. The holidays take place in Bournemouth all year round

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Tracy Ann house can occupy eight young people (4 cancer patients and 4 companions or 8 cancer patients) from Monday to Friday each week. The Youth Cancer Trust like to make every possible activity available (horse riding, go karting, water sports, bowling, sailing, beach hut on Alum Chine beach, karaoke…).

    Testimonial evidence confirms that these young people desperately need to meet with peers who are undergoing similar trauma in their lives, relieving the sense of isolation they feel during illness and at such a critical age. The emphasis at The Youth Cancer Trust is upon fun, relaxation and communication. There is no other organisation, charitable or otherwise, which specifically targets this need as its core function. We constantly review The Youth Cancer Trust holiday scheme. The most direct evaluation is by encouraging instant feedback from the youngsters themselves who after a holiday with us report that they feel a renewed strength and confidence to continue their battle with cancer. We also receive positive feedback from their families and social workers.

  • Aims

    Youth Cancer Trust aims to:

    • To reduce isolation amongst teenagers and young adults with cancer in the UK and Ireland To boost confidence and self esteem amongst young cancer patients
  • Overview

    Established: October 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1064736

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 01202 763591

    Address: Tracy Ann House 5 Studland Road Alum Chine Bournemouth BH4 8HZ

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  • Youth Cancer Trust

    To pay for 20 young cancer patients from the UK and Ireland to enjoy a free activity holid... More