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Shining a light on Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru

Shining a light on Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru

Date: 4th October 2019 | By: national

One of the four charities the National Children of Wales Awards is supporting is Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru.

Made up of the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, and a team of health professionals that support young people with cancer – before, during and after treatment – the Trust provides specialist care and support for teenagers and young people ages 14-24 years old with cancer from Wales.

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. The support and expert treatment needed is crucial to be able to help them through receiving the devastating news of hearing the word “cancer”. Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru is dedicated to making sure each young person diagnosed with cancer is supported throughout their very difficult journey.

A young person with cancer is entitled to receive support from the Trust’s specialist expert team, regardless of where they decide to have their treatment. The Trust creates 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.

Debbie Jones, regional fundraising manager Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru, said:

“We’re delighted to have been chosen as one of the four charities to benefit from the National Children of Wales awards in 2020.

“Their support will help to raise much needed awareness of the work of Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru and will enable us to continue to provide vital specialist care for young people with cancer throughout Wales. On behalf of everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust and the young people we support – thank you!”