We are delighted to announce the two beneficiary charities from Ambition 2017
Today, seven young people in the UK will hear the words ‘you have cancer’.
Seven more will hear them tomorrow and seven more the day after that.
Teens Unite provides the ongoing emotional and social support that medical experts can’t.
We are the only charity in the UK uniting and rebuilding the lives of young people with cancer from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. We understand that cancer doesn’t stop when the treatment stops; in fact this is often the time when support is needed the most. As the focus on becoming fit and well is replaced by restoring life before cancer, it’s easy to feel lost and alone.
At a time of fear, loneliness and isolation, Teens Unite brings young people aged 13-24 together so they can gain strength from each other and face their journey together.
We unite young people who have been diagnosed with cancer through motivational workshops and activities.
We provide opportunities for the young people to meet others their age in a similar situation, learn new and life affirming skills, rebuild their confidence and self-esteem and live a life beyond illness.
Can you help us to make a difference to young people with cancer?
For more information please contact Teens Unite.
T: 01992 440091
Registered Charity Number: 1118361
Did you know that the word ‘Hospice’ can be used as an adjective, not just a noun? We are not simply a building where people go to die, we are a whole philosophy of care.
Isabel Hospice provides free palliative care for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses such as MND, end stage renal conditions, end stage heart conditions, respiratory conditions or other neurological conditions, throughout eastern Hertfordshire.
Our care is based on the simple idea that patients are ordinary people living with physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs, and when the quantity of life is limited, the quality of life is key.
We support our patients at our In-Patient Unit, in their own home, where many of our patients want to be, and with our ‘Living Well with Isabel’ services, supporting those in our care to make the best of the rest of their lives.
We also support families and friends of our patients with a full range of services from our multi-disciplinary Family Support Team. These include adult and child bereavement services, welfare benefits advice, and art therapy.
Last year we cared for 1,349 patients and 2,514 family members.
You can find out more about our care at www.isabelhospice.org.uk or by calling 01707 382500.
Registered Charity Number: 1046826