Whether we're providing treatment and support for young people in one of our comfortable, contemporary specialist cancer wards, or by travelling to other hospitals and to young people's homes, our specialist team are experts in cancer care and supporting young people. 

We also spread the word about the impact of cancer on young people. We do presentations in schools. We help medical professionals and politicians to understand why young people with cancer need specific support. We publish a wide range of no-nonsense information resources. And we make sure that we're there for young people from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over. Whether it's helping young people return to work or school, or giving advice about dealing with long-term side effects, our events and support help young people figure out what normal looks like now.

Our 28 specialist wards (usually called units) are designed to feel more like a home than a hospital ward. They reflect what young people tell us they need, so they’re comfortable, contemporary and communal – rather than simply clinical.

But right now, for every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t. Almost half of young people with cancer are not treated in our units, which could mean they’re treated either with young children or much older adults in hospitals where there isn’t the same level of expertise that we provide. They might also never meet another young person with cancer. This is a scary and lonely experience.

So we’re expanding our work to reach every young person with cancer, no matter where they receive their treatment. We’re starting to build much wider links across the NHS, so we can be there for young people in main cancer hospitals, local designated hospitals, or even in their homes. We're at a critical point in our plan to roll out our support package to every region in the UK - the only thing holding us back is a lack of funds. We need legendary supporters to reach our goal of helping every young person with cancer. And that's where you come in.

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