A summer of excitement beckons for young people affected by cancer
17th July 2019
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As part of their Children and Young Person Service CancerCare is running a special programme of free activities for those youngsters who have, or know someone with a life limiting illness or are experiencing a bereavement. The aim is to give these young people the opportunity to make the most of the summer.


The programme is open to children aged between 12 – 17 across North Lancashire and South Cumbria. And there’s plenty to look forward to!


Activities range from e-gaming at Lancaster University, making a splash at The Sandcastle in Blackpool to art workshops. There will also be the chance to go ice skating, quad biking and pet therapy and pamper days.


The programme ends on a real high with a fabulous 2 day glamping trip to Alton Towers.


Please be aware that some of the activities are only available to those young people who are eligible for CancerCare sessions, however all other activities are open to anyone who falls within the age bracket (12-17) – providing they attend as part of the programme.


This initiative is being funded by CancerCare, Lancaster University and Morecambe-based youth and community development organisation CEEP Limited.


Youth worker Lou Andrews, who runs ReFresh, CancerCare’s young people’s peer support group, said: “As well as being lots of fun the programme has been specially designed to enable young people build mental resilience to help them deal with whatever they have going on in their lives.


“It’s targeted at young people who are affected by cancer and bereavement but it’s also for young people who would not necessarily approach us for counselling. They may go on to access our services after the programme so it is a good introduction for them to the work that we do.”


For the full programme of activities can be seen at www.cancercare.org.uk or email lou.andrews@cancercare.org.uk


The ReFresh Peer Support Group meets every Wednesday from 6.15-7.30pm.  For more details, click here https://www.cancercare.org.uk/how-we-can-help/children-young-peoples-service


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