WGD In Aid Of…
Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day in the UK, six young people are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, young people often feel extremely isolated whilst being treated for cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust believes young people shouldn’t stop being teenagers just because they have cancer. So the charity builds units in NHS hospitals that offer young people specialist care, bringing them together so they can support each other in an environment suited to their needs. Teenage Cancer Trust also funds a number of services to help young people fight cancer. These include clinical and research staff, an education programme for schools, family support networks and an annual conference for young cancer patients.
“We all know that without teenagers, without their energy and their passion for music, we wouldn’t have rock and roll as we know it. When you’re young, life is all about mates and music and experiencing loads of what life has to offer for the first time. But for six young people a day, life drastically changes when they are told they have cancer. This is why Teenage Cancer Trust exists, to make sure that the lives of these young people don’t become defined or limited in any way by their cancer.
Music acts as a release from whatever frustrations you’re facing. When I meet young people with cancer, I find it’s exactly the same for them. Whether playing a guitar, listening to the jukebox with mates on the unit or headphones plugged into their favourite playlist, music brings them together and helps express themselves.” Patron, Roger Daltrey CBE
There are currently 17 Teenage Cancer Trust units in NHS hospitals across the UK including Birmingham, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds and Edinburgh.
TEXT TO DONATE: Please text TEEN to 70300. Texts cost £3 plus your standard message rate. 100% of your donation goes to Teenage Cancer Trust.
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Registered charity no: 1062559 (England and Wales); SC039757 (Scotland)
Dyslexia Action is a national charity that improves lives through education. Dyslexia Action is the UK’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties and specialise in assessments, teaching and training. They also develop and distribute teaching materials and undertakes research.
Somewhere between four and five per cent of the population suffer from dyslexia. It is estimated that there are about 375,000 pupils in the UK with dyslexia and a total of some two million people who are severely affected.
Dyslexia Action have 25 centres and 97 teaching locations around the UK.
Registered charity no: 268502.