We’re the only UK charity dedicated to providing the specialised nursing care and support they need.
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through it. We’re the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need – so no young person faces cancer alone. We create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
We know that having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges. Our services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together. We’ve built world-class specialist facilities in 28 hospitals across the UK, providing a home away from home for young people while they receive treatment. We also fund specialist nurses and youth support co-ordinators to support the young people in these units. They’ve been specially trained to understand what it’s like to have cancer when you’re young, giving support and helping young people to feel less isolated.
It’s hard enough being a teenager, let alone having to cope with cancer. Without us, young people can receive treatment in isolation from people their age, without specialist nurses or support workers.
Will you join us and help transform the lives of young people with cancer?