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Allister Boyd Fundraising Page

Fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust

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£133,823
raised of £134,000 target
by 88 supporters
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Teenage Cancer Trust

We provide expert care and support to young people with cancer

Charity Registration No. 1062559

Story

Allister Boyd, from Stair in Ayrshire, had been battling cancer apparently successfully since October 2005, only to be told in August of 2008 that his latest brain tumour was inoperable and his illness was now terminal. The devastating diagnosis made nineteen year old Allister determined to leave his mark on the world. More than anything he wanted to help other teenagers by easing their fears of serious illness and educating them about how to best deal with it. He was also determined to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust after being treated in Teenage Cancer’s Trust’s only current unit in at the Beatson in Glasgow, which treats young people aged 16 – 24. Allister’s ultimate goal was to raise enough money to build a unit for teenagers aged 13 to 16 at Yorkhill hospital, to prevent them having to be treated in a children’s ward with toddlers and babies.

Allister said "when traumatic things are happening to you, every little bit of comfort is reassuring. I want to help fund more TCT units for others who will come this way after me."

Allister sadly passed away on 4th of April 2009, he loved speaking at conferences, schools and  charity events. He had inspired so many people to help him that they raised his funds to £150000 split between TCT and Clic Sargent.

His family will continue what he had had so courageously started. 

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  • Allister at Barrowlands

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