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We're transforming the non-medical support available to teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer. 

It has been a long-standing vision for Teens Unite to open the first retreat in England to provide short, residential breaks for teenagers and young adults who have experienced cancer. 

Following the purchase of a property in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, this vision is now becoming a reality. Once open, the retreat will transform the non-medical support currently available to young cancer patients.

It will become a base for Teens Unite to upscale the activities and residential stays we currently provide so that more teenagers and young adults from across the UK, can benefit from our support, more often. 

The need

Whilst 87% of teenagers and young adults are now surviving cancer for five years or more, medically overcoming cancer is just part of the struggle they face.

For teenagers and young adults, cancer has a detrimental impact on their key developmental years; affecting their mental and physical health, friendships and relationships, education and employment, and confidence and self-esteem. If unaddressed, these concerns can follow them into adulthood and consume the rest of their lives. 

It is essential that teenagers and young adults have access to ongoing support, outside of medical care, as they adapt to life with cancer and navigate the years that follow. The new retreat will provide them with the opportunities and experiences they need to thrive in life, without cancer holding them back. 

How it will be used
The retreat will comprise of activity space, communal areas, landscaped gardens, and short-term accommodation; making our support more accessible for teenagers and young adults who live further away. They will spend valuable time with others their age in a similar situation, and take part in a range of activities, which support them to learn new skills, find friendship, rebuild their confidence, and improve their mental and physical health. 

We can't do it without you. 

The premises requires essential renovation and adaptation before we can open the doors. At a time when we're experiencing a 21% increase in registrations, we need your support to reach our £3.5 million fundraising target to transform the existing property into a suitable space, to continue meeting this rise in demand. 

To find out how you can get involved, and be kept up to date on our progress, please click here. 

Alternatively, please contact us:
T: 01992 440091

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