04/09/2014 - Bakers Dolphin Helps Teenage Cancer Patients Go Wild!
Exciting trip to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
West Country coach operators Bakers Dolphin donated a coach so that Teenage Cancer Trust could take young people with cancer from the South West on an exciting trip to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park.
The trip allowed young people, aged 13 to 24 years old to have a much needed break from their cancer treatment and as chance to meet others from the same age group going through the same experience.
Bridget Woodard, Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraising Manager, said: "We've been so impressed with the incredible enthusiasm of Bakers Dolphin to support the vital work of our Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator and would like to thank everyone involved. It was a great day out and a huge benefit to the young people who went to Longleat."
Amanda Harrington, Sales and Marketing Director of Bakers Dolphin said: "We have been supporting cancer charities this year with sponsorship of the prostate cancer Run For The Future event later this month and a coach for those raising money for Penny Brohn Cancer Care at the Moonwalk.
"Almost every family is touched by cancer and it can strike at any age. The Teenage Cancer Trust does fantastic work with young people and we were pleased to be able to help by providing transport."
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.
Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Teenage Cancer Trust wants every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.
Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis. Cancer in young people is rare but Teenage Cancer Trust wants young people to know the common signs so they can seek medical advice if they are worried.
To help transform the lives of young people with cancer visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.