The first retreat in England for teenagers and young adults fighting cancer.
Our long-standing ambition is to build a retreat where young people can receive the emotional, social, and physical support they need throughout their battle with cancer.
It will be known as The House of Teens Unite, and we are delighted to have submitted plans for the build to take place on land we have acquired in a rural, countryside location in Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire.
Young people, aged 13-24, will visit for day activities along with short, three-night residential stays, in a fully staffed environment. They will spend time with others their age in a similar situation, whilst learning new skills and positively challenging themselves through the different activities we organise.
We have been providing this support to teenagers and young adults fighting cancer for the past 14 years, but without a base to facilitate our activities and residential stays, we have reached our capacity for the support we can provide. The House of Teens Unite will enable us to offer greater opportunities to more young people at a time when they need us most, enabling them to continue living their years as a young adult in the best possible way.
You can read more about our exciting plans here.
Hertfordshire County Council has officially announced that a new footbridge in the Borough of Broxbourne, part of the New River Bridge Improvement Scheme, will be named The Debbie Pezzani Footbridge in honour of Teens Unite Co-Founder, Debbie Pezzani
Our face-to-face events for the young people we support are back! With COVID restrictions lifted, we are so excited to be able to bring teens back together in person once again, whilst continuing to offer our digital activities.