Project information

Motivational Workshops

Our motivational workshops are aimed at bringing young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses together to socialise with others in a similar situation and reduce isolation whilst at the same time having a fantastically fun youth focussed experience to boost their sense of well-being.

Our Motivational Workshops are ongoing.

Charity information: Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

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  • Need


    The impact of any cancer diagnosis is often long-lasting; mentally, emotionally, physically. With teenage cancer, at a time when you should be planning for your future you can be left questioning exactly what your future holds.

    It is easy to feel isolated, which is why peer to peer interaction is so important. Teenagers with cancer need opportunities to meet others their age in a similar situation to themselves and gain strength from realising they are not alone during their battle.


    Often activities for teenagers and young people experiencing medical treatment can be age inappropriate, carried out in isolation or simply lacking altogether. Our motivational workshops are an opportunity to socialise with other young adults who have all been affected by life limiting illnesses in some way. At these events beneficiaries are able to express their thoughts and feelings to each other like they can with no one else. Their insecurities and feelings of isolation are reduced.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improving social networks between young people with life limiting illness.


    » At these events beneficiaries are able to make friends with others facing similar challenges.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... seeing teenagers who feel alone and scared spend time with others facing similar challenges.

    Aim 2

    To boost well-being and quality of life


    » Attending a participative workshop gives them a much needed positive boost, improving morale, well-being and quality of life.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... Most young people fighting cancer experience long periods of isolation workshop gives them a much needed positive boost.

    Aim 3

    To improve confidence and self-esteem


    » Our workshops encourage young people to test themselves, physically and mentally, often in ways they haven't since diagnosis.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... beneficiaries are able to express their thoughts and feelings to each other like they can with no one else helping with self esteem.

  • Impact


    Our motivational workshops will help improve the well being of young people fighting cancer.
    We will monitor and measure this difference by obtaining a baseline before the Workshop through information given through their Application Form and through parent assessment and our knowledge of them as individuals.


    Due to the nature of the people we help the risk would be that the teenagers are too poorly to attend the workshops, to deal with this we build good relationships with the young people we support and their families t ensure they are in right position, physically and mentally, to attend events. We also hold events in central locations, so they are easy to attend and last minute replacements can be found if needed.


    Funders of this project will receive updates of workshops we have run for the young people we help and up and coming workshops.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,142

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Venue Hire Venue for holding some workshops
      £2,460 Activities Cost of entry/attending activities
      £1,500 Travel Cost of young people traveling to workshop
      £1,925 Lunch Lunch & soft drinks throughout the day
      £2,250 Staff 2-3 staff attend every workshop
      £1,267 Materials Art materials, beauty products etc... for use during specialist workshops
      £1,740 Instructors Experts to lead different aspects of workshops
  • Background


    We hold our workshops are various location in London and the South East.


    The children and young people who will benefit will all have an active illness in the form of cancer. This is disabling for them as they undergo active treatment or try to recover in between bouts of treatment. They may be weak, tire easily or be neutropenic. Many of our beneficiaries also have multiple disadvantages in addition to their illness, including coming from low income families, living in areas of high deprivation, parental unemployment; drug abuse etc

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Last year we provided over 100 workshops and activities for young people with cancer. This year we have already delivered an Activity Stay, whereby the young people stay to experience independent living and engage in a variety of activities as well as a hugely successful motivational conference in London 'Discover You' attended by 200 young people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Debbie Pezzani

    Debbie is the Founder and backbone of Teens Unite from fundraising to spending time with the teens she does it all.

    Georgia Sorrell

    Georgia is our Teens Coordinator, currently in remission from her own cancer, Georgia is uniquely positioned to engage with the teens we support.

I really believe that this past year and a half has been made so much easier with the ongoing support Teens Unite have offered

Lesley Southerden (Teen)