We are happy to announce that UKH Foundation has donated £2,500 to Teenage Cancer Trust to help support teenagers in the UK who are diagnosed with cancer. Approximately 7 people between the age of 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day.
UKH Foundation was proud to donate £2,500 to Teenage Cancer Trust for all their incredible work in the North West; in particular, The Youth Empowerment Programme. The programme is a source of non-clinical support for young people who have been affected by cancer. This can include helping them to improve their social skills, giving them access to peer support, and connecting them with other young people that have been affected by cancer.
Being diagnosed with cancer at any age can be a daunting and heart-breaking situation to be in, but cancer as a teenager can make a young person feel very isolated and trigger a lot of questions. Teenage Cancer Trust’s Youth Empowerment Programme helps young people to regain a sense of normality, happiness and enjoyment at a very difficult time in their lives, as well as providing not just a support network, but a group of friends.
For more information on Teenage Cancer Trust and the incredible work that they do, you can visit their website here.