In January 2017 the team at Leamington Spa Orthodontics decided to raise much needed funds and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust's incredible work.
We are fortunate enough to work with amazing young people every day. We want to support all young people and the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust is vital to young people battling this horrible disease.
Every penny helps, so please donate whatever you can. We will be posting our results on FaceBook every day.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Leamington Spa Orthodontics Limited have chosen to support Teenage Cancer Trust through a variety of activities throughout the course of 2017. Here’s a little bit of information about Teenage Cancer Trust and why they need our support.
Teenage Cancer Trust make sure young people aged between 13 and 24 don't face cancer alone. They do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life. They do it in partnership with the NHS and by bringing young people together so they can support each other. And they do it from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over.
What that means day-to-day varies a lot, from giving straightforward answers about treatment or relationships, to delivering specialist nursing care. It can be helping young people with cancer deal with their worries together, explaining complex medical language, or helping young people talk to their employers about what’s going on.
But whatever we do, they are here to make sur?e young people always have someone to turn to.
Young people shouldn’t face cancer alone. Teenage Cancer Trust make sure they don’t.
They have 3 purpose-built NHS wards (usually called units) in the West Midlands: Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, and 28 across the UK. The units are at the core of their work. They’re designed to feel more like a home than a hospital ward. They’re comfortable and contemporary, rather than simply clinical. And they bring young people together, because talking to someone who knows what you’re going through is a vital way of feeling less alone and more normal.
Teenage Cancer Trust are also rolling out a new support package that will see our teams of expert staff travel to other hospitals and to young people’s homes to make sure we reach everyone who needs us, wherever they live. This is essential because currently, for every young person they can reach, there is another young person they cannot but by 2020 their goal is to reach 100% of young people with cancer.