Luke Tuffield

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Fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust
£5,210
raised of £5,000 target
by 115 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
Participants: Luke Tuffield & Mark Barrett
Teenage Cancer Trust

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RCN 1062559
We provide expert care and support to young people with cancer

Story

Two best mates running 26.2 miles around London on the 21st April raising money Teenage Cancer Trust. 

We both wasn't quite sure what to put here until Lynn Ryder (Relationship Manager for TCT) read this out to us at our yearly conference and it just made sense. 

So please see below the reason for us running for this great charity and what they do on a day to day basis. 

'' Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through it. TCT is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need.

You only get one chance at being young, and those few crucial years will shape the person you become – your relationships and career, your confidence and wellbeing, and your ability to pursue your dreams. Cancer can throw all of that off track. Suddenly, your life’s been turned upside down. You’re scared, and living from one appointment to the next.

TCT make sure young people have someone in their corner right from the start. There specially trained nurses and youth workers walk with young people from diagnosis through every step of their treatment, and for up to two years afterwards, so they can recover and live life to the full.

TCT have 28 purpose-built units within NHS hospitals are places where young people can feel at home, meet others their age, and welcome family and friends, while being looked after by a dedicated team of specialists.

They run events for young people with cancer to help them regain independence and meet other young people going through something similar.

They also provide easy-to-understand information about every aspect of living with cancer as a young person.

TCT are here to give every young person facing cancer the very best care and support during treatment and beyond, so cancer doesn’t stop them living their lives.''

Thanks for your continued support and donation.

About the charity

Teenage Cancer Trust

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RCN 1062559
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young cancer patients aged 13-24. We fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals and provide dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,209.86
+ £1,227.47 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,209.86
Offline donations
£0.00

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