The Sussex Committee in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is a purely voluntary group, raising funds within the local area to support the recently opened TCT Ward at The Royal Marsden Hospital. Formed almost 3 years ago, they exclusively raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust whilst also raising awareness through the medium of fundraising.
TCT's vision is a future where young people’s lives don’t stop because they have cancer, and that they are treated as young people first, cancer patients second and everything they do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Around six young people aged between 13 and 24 years are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ Teenage Cancer Trust are the only charity dedicated to making this happen. They bring young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them.
TCT also educate young people about cancer and work with health professionals to develop their knowledge so that they can improve the speed and quality of diagnosis. And by funding research and working with our partners in the NHS, government and organisations both nationally and internationally. TCT constantly strive to improve survival rates.
TCT lead the world in the care of young people with cancer. Together with these young people, their families and the passion of our supporters, they are challenging the NHS and transforming lives.