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My Name Is NOT Cancer

Funding needed for Youth Cancer Trust Arts Shack

The Youth Cancer Trust is looking for help in funding an Arts Shack for the charity holiday home in Bournemouth. Georgina Hillman, Youth Cancer Support Worker recently told My Name Is NOT Cancer:

"We support approximately 250 young people each year along with their siblings. The young people can be at different stages in their cancer journeys from newly diagnosed, in treatment, in 5 year remission or living beyond cancer with late effects (the effects of having had cancer surgery or harsh treatment which often leaves them with many physical and emotional issues).

Each week we have groups of 8 young people stay with us at Tracy Ann House in Alum Chine and during the week they choose which activities they would like to take part in from horse riding, water sports and sailing to more leisurely activities such as arts and crafts. The holidays are designed to allow these young people to have fun and re-build confidence, to meet other young people who are going through a similar experience and to have some fun away from hospitals and anxious parents. This also enables the families of the youngsters to have a break knowing their child is having fun in a safe environment.

Sometimes, due to the nature of the young persons illness, they wish to take part in something quiet and less strenuous therefore arts and crafts is offered. The groups also like to have some downtime during their stay.  Our current arts shack is not heated, not very big and very damp which is not conducive for the creative process!"

To purchase an outdoor shack, have it built and equipped will cost approximately £20,000. Can you help? Please donate by visiting this page: Youth Cancer Trust Wish List

"Thank you"

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