This year for Giving Tuesday, (December 1st), Teenage Cancer Trust is encouraging everyone to get dressed up in their best Christmas Clobber and raise vital funds for young people with cancer in South Wales.
The charity is calling on people to take part in Christmas Clobber, a fun way to celebrate Christmas whilst supporting young people with cancer. Join friends, colleagues and classmates and get creative decorating old wooly jumpers and hats with a fun festive theme. Wear a Christmas pullover, add some festive flashing lights or grow a Santa beard and donate £2 to Teenage Cancer Trust.
There are many other ways to get involved in Giving Tuesday for Teenage Cancer Trust. By holding a fundraising event, volunteering your time or by simply helping to spread the word of Teenage Cancer Trust, you will help to transform the lives of young people with cancer.
Victoria Jones, Teenage Cancer Trust Local Fundraising Coordinator, said: “Giving Tuesday is a great way to take five minutes out of the Christmas spending frenzy and think about the young people in your community who are facing Christmas with cancer. For every young person Teenage Cancer Trust helps, there’s another we can’t and we want to change this. Please support us on Giving Tuesday and help raise money for desperately needed services for local young people with cancer.”
Giving Tuesday began in the USA in 2012 as an antidote to the start of the festive shopping season. Kicked off by Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday online shopping spree, Giving Tuesday is a remedy to the pressures of Christmas spending and gives an opportunity to help the causes we all care about.
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