Friday 28th November 2014

UK

The website has been completely redesigned to make it easier to use and navigate across all platforms. Visitors to the site will be able to find a wealth of information about cancer in young people and the charity’s services across the UK. The site also contains lots of information about how to get involved with fundraising, news about national and local events as well as celebrity ambassador updates, and lots more.

Major new content includes a cancer information centre which aims to gain the prestigious NHS Information Standard certification. This is awarded to organisations that produce clear and evidence-based health information following a rigorous assessment.

The charity worked with a range of audiences who fed back at every stage of the development. This included young people with cancer, health professionals and supporters who all tested the site to ensure it met their needs and that content was engaging, helpful and easy to find.

Kate Collins, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Teenage Cancer Trust said:

The time was right to strengthen our website to make information for young people and our supporters easier to navigate with richer content. We will be building more features, functionality and content going forwards to make sure our digital platform is the first point of call for young people with cancer, their friends and families.

The new website was built collaboration with digital agency, Reading Room. The launch comes just before the charity celebrates 25 years since the first Teenage Cancer Trust unit opened, which will be marked with a range of activity throughout 2015. 

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For interviews with Kate Collins or for more press information please contact Liz Beswick at Teenage Cancer Trust on liz.beswick@teenagecancertrust.org or 0207 612 0709.

Notes to editors:

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. Teenage Cancer Trust 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.

Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people in schools about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis. Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund its vital work. Help transform the lives of young people with cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England and Wales), SC039757 (Scotland)