Teenage Cancer Trust seeks support in tough times
We want to share the word far and wide about some of the initiatives our charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust has instigated to help it continue to raise the funds it needs during these challenging times.
Debbie Jones, senior relationship manager, Wales, explains that the many young people with cancer across the UK are particularly at risk from COVID-19. “They may face even greater uncertainty and isolation than ever before, with healthcare services incredibly stretched,” Debbie says. “Cancer doesn’t stop for anything, so however long this crisis lasts, young people will need our support more than ever.”
She says that the charity’s specialist nurses and support teams are working unbelievably hard for young people with cancer. Yet, at the same time, they are being mobilised to help with the national effort to tackle coronavirus. So, to help them and young people with cancer, the charity is moving quickly to create innovative new ways of providing support, including through digital technology, to make sure they get the best possible advice on how COVID-19 may affect them.
However, since most of the charity’s fundraising activities and events have been cancelled or postponed, including a sold-out week of music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall, they are calling for supporters to help in other ways.
Debbie says: “Many of our supporters have already been in touch asking how they can help us be there for young people with cancer at this toughest of times. If you can help, then please do donate today. Whatever you’re able to give will make a difference. We cannot let young people with cancer face this crisis alone.”
As such, the charity has launched a dedicated fundraising portal, which can be found here: Teenage Cancer Trust COVID 19 Crisis Appeal