Teenage Cancer Trust
Following our nomination process, Impact are delighted to announce that the Teenage Cancer Trust are our chosen charity for 2015!
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. The charity funds and builds specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together so they can be treated together by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them.
Teenage Cancer Trust wants to make sure every young person with cancer has access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis, no matter where they live.
They educate young people about cancer and empower them to take control of their health and seek help if they are worried. They also work with health professionals to develop their knowledge so that improvements can be made in the speed and quality of diagnosis.
Vanessa Simmons, Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraising Manager said, “It’s so wonderful to have the support of everyone at Impact International. As a charity we rely on the support of companies to ensure young people with cancer and their families have access to the best possible care and support. We are delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year and look forward to working together not only to raise much needed funds but to raise the awareness of cancer within this age group”.
Emma Cross, Senior Programme Manager and Impact’s Charity Ambassador said, "I am delighted that as an organisation we can pool our talent and creativity and really aim to make a difference for this charity, not only in a fundraising capacity, but offering our Learning in the Community skills. Our family day especially is a small, but significant opportunity for those facing challenging times, to help create long lasting connections between families in our area."