Supporting those in their teens and early 20's who are fighting cancer.
We provide those aged 13-24 with the social, emotional, and physical support that is vital to their recovery. They can come together with others their age who understand what they’re going through, and remember who they are as a person, not just a cancer patient.
The effects of cancer can be long-lasting, which is why our support is too. Whether a young person is coming to terms with a recent diagnosis, undergoing treatment or years into remission, we’re here for them every step of the way.
Through our free activities and residential stays, we provide opportunities to help them rebuild their lives or, at the very least, live with their diagnosis in the best possible way.
At a time when it can feel like there’s so much they can’t do, we’re here to show them what they can do, without the ‘c’ word holding them back.
Our free activities and events take place regularly both face-to-face and online, so no matter where a young person lives, whether they’re at home or in hospital, they can benefit from our support.
They unite young people fighting cancer, enabling them to make new friends, learn new skills and embrace new challenges.
There’s something for all interests and abilities, with new and exciting activities to look forward to each week. You can see what’s coming up here.
To be a part of the action, a young person just needs to register first, they can then start joining is as soon as they feel ready.
Having cancer is tough, but it shouldn’t be lonely. Our over 18’s residential stays bring together around 20 young people for an unforgettable break away from home, where they can spend valuable time with others in a similar situation.
Throughout their stay, they take part in a range of our regular activities each day, with the added benefit of staying away from home.
It’s a chance to start regaining confidence and independence in a new environment, surrounded by others in a similar situation. Lifelong friendships are made, lasting memories will be treasured and they’ll leave feeling positively challenged, ready for the next steps ahead.
Cancer doesn’t just affect the person diagnosed, but those closest to them. We organise monthly events specifically for parents and siblings of the young people we support, so they too, can benefit from spending time with others in a similar situation, where they have a safe space to share their thoughts, hopes and fears.
You can see the upcoming dates in our calendar here.
To hear more about the support we provide, please see the video below from Ciara, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, aged 17.
Are you looking for a fun and free activity to keep the kids entertained in the Summer Holidays? Well look no further! We're bringing a new Scavenger Hunt to Hoddesdon on 1st - 12th August 2022, 9.30am - 1pm.
We welcomed a group of 'inmates' into the cells within our offices at a former police station, where they spent a night behind bars to raise vital funds for Teens Unite.
This Volunteers' Week, we're saying thank you to the amazingly kind, and committed individuals who help us to make a difference, and asking for your help with our Saturday openings!
Following our office move to the Old Police Station in Hoddesdon, we're launching our most extraordinary fundraising event to date! Could you stay overnight in one of the 16 original cells to help us support more young people fighting cancer?
Supporter Joel Reid is set to take on the Camino Lea Valley 50km Ultramarathon on 18th June in aid of Teens Unite.
It's been a busy half-term at Teens Unite's The Jailbreak Cafe! Local PCSO's Deb and Shane, paid us a visit to host some amazing fingerprinting sessions, with over 180 children attending.
Our Strictly Dancing Ball was back with a bang! 13 novice dancers trained alongside dance professionals to perform a routine in front of 550 guests at Grosvenor House, London to raise funds and awareness for Teens Unite.
Dr Anisha Patel, who has appeared on ITV's Lorraine, has been welcomed onto our Board of Trustees this month as our Beneficiary Lead.
What an exciting few months it's been for The Jailbreak Cafe since it opened in November. Not only have we been super busy with all of our lovely customers; we've also had visits from film crews and radio reporters too!