Foundation makes £500 grant to The Teenage Cancer Trust

The Foundation has made a £500 grant to The Teenage Cancer Trust, which will be used to help fund their Youth Empowerment Programme based in Birmingham.  The programme is led by Youth Support Coordinators, Julie and Cathy, to help young cancer patients navigate the physical, psychological and practical impact of their treatment. They provide sensitive, thoughtful, honest and age-appropriate support throughout treatment and for two years post treatment, supporting young people to move forward with their lives regardless of their diagnosis and longer-term treatment outcomes.

‘Every year in the West Midlands around 242 young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. A cancer diagnosis at this age brings unique social challenges. Just as young people are starting to gain independence, cancer disrupts their education and work, and can leave them feeling isolated and left behind as their peers move on with their lives. Teenage Cancer Trust’s world-leading nursing and Youth Support Coordinator care puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.

Alison Nicholson, Trusts & Foundation Manager
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