ON AVERAGE, every year, around 100 young people aged 13-24 across Wessex hear the devastating news that they have cancer.

I am a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse who worked with this age group for over 20 years and I have seen first-hand how the right support and care can make such a difference to their happiness and health.

My colleagues at Teenage Cancer Trust – nurses and youth workers within NHS hospitals across the UK – have been working tirelessly to support young people over the course of this pandemic.

They are truly amazing people who go above and beyond every single day to provide the vital care that’s needed in the most challenging of circumstances.

All of their work is funded by people like you.

And you can help by simply hosting a Great Garden Get-Together for our charity this August.

All you need to do is get your loved ones together to have fun and raise money at the same time – and there are plenty of ideas to get you started in our free fundraising pack: teenagecancertrust.org/garden Please do get involved – because we need your help now more than ever.


Chief nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust