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ParentFolk launch charity partnership to help young people with cancer

ParentFolk launch charity partnership to help young people with cancer

 

Inspired by the incredible support offered to young people with cancer, Parentfolk have launched a charity partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust. The publication distributed through schools and leisure outlets throughout the North West will give the perfect platform to share the work of the charity to thousands of families in the region.

The team are extremely passionate about this charity partnership and have already started thinking of countless fundraising initiatives to run throughout the year. With the support of their readers Parentfolk are aiming to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust over the next twelve months.

Nicola Spindler the Founder of Parentfolk said “This year we decided that instead of supporting lots of different charities we wanted to nominate a charity that we could support.  Teenage Cancer Trust was an obvious choice for us. It is a charity that relates to our audience.  Hopefully our partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust can make a real difference over the coming year. We are all looking forward to raising money, raising awareness and in true ParentFolk style, having some serious fun too.”

Vanessa Simmons, North West Regional Fundraising Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are delighted that Parentfolk have chosen to support Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity partner.  Every penny raised will help us to support teenagers and young adults facing a diagnosis of cancer. We have come so far in our mission to help young people suffering from this devastating disease. There is, however, still much more to do and for every young person we help, there is another we can’t, which is why we are so very grateful to have their support”.

Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day don’t face it alone. They help young people and their families deal with the many ways cancer affects your body, mind and life. The charity works in partnership with the NHS, providing expert staff and specialist units in Principal Treatment Centres for cancer, and bring young people together so they can support each other.

Teenage Cancer Trust also gives presentations in schools, teaching young people about cancer and empowering them to go the doctors earlier. The charity also helps medical professionals and politicians understand why young people with cancer need specific support.

Almost half of young people with cancer are not treated in Teenage Cancer Trust units. Instead they are treated in hospitals where there isn’t the same level of expertise, and they might never meet another young person with cancer. This is a scary and lonely experience. This must change. So Teenage Cancer Trust is building a wider Nursing and Support Service within the NHS to help all young people, wherever they receive treatment. To make this happen, they need to raise more than £20 million every year by 2020.

To help transform the lives of young people with cancer visit www.teenagecancertrust.org


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