[T]reetop Trek Ltd, will launch a year- long partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust over the May bank holiday, with a Teenage Cancer ‘take over weekend’ of fun activities at their three sites across the North West region of England.
The award-winning Treetop Trek offers adventures for all ages from 5 years to 105 years old. Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to ensuring no young person faces cancer alone. As part of the partnership, they will raise awareness and money for the work that Teenage Cancer Trust does to help young people and their families deal with the many ways cancer affects their body, mind and life.
Planned fundraising events include a ‘loose change pledge’ to run throughout the year: As part of the safety briefing for high ropes adventures at Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets, visitors and asked to empty their pockets. The adventure company is hoping that participants at the three sites at Windermere, Manchester’s Heaton Park & Ripon will donate some of their spare change to Teenage Cancer Trust, and towards the fundraising target of £10,000 over the next twelve months.
Mike Turner the Founder of Tree Top Trek Ltd said: “The Teenage Cancer Trust is a fantastic cause and we’re really looking forward to working with them and supporting their valuable work.”
Emma Cross, North West Regional Fundraiser at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We are really delighted that Treetop Trek Ltd have chosen to support Teenage Cancer Trust as a charity partner. Every penny raised will help us to support teenagers and young adults facing a diagnosis of cancer. There is never a good time to get cancer, but for a teenager or young adult the timing seems particularly cruel. Young people can get some of the most rare and aggressive forms of cancer. We have come so far in our mission to help young people suffering from this disease. There is, however, still much more to do and for every young person we help, there is another we can’t, which is why we are so very grateful to have the support from partners such as Treetop Trek.”
Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day don’t face it alone. The charity works in partnership with the NHS, providing expert staff and specialist units in Principal Treatment Centres for cancer, and bring young people together so they can support each other.
Almost half of young people with cancer are not treated in Teenage Cancer Trust units. Instead they are treated in hospitals where there isn’t the same level of expertise, and they might never meet another young person with cancer. This is a scary and lonely experience. So Teenage Cancer Trust is building a wider Nursing and Support Service within the NHS to help all young people, wherever they receive treatment. Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund their vital work.