Tuesday 17th June 2014

Sarah, Duchess of York and world snooker players Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski officially opened the first specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit in the South West at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

Long term patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, Sarah, Duchess of York, opened the unit and said:

Teenage Cancer Trust is the most incredible charity, helping young people stay teenagers first, cancer patients second. I’ve been a patron for over 20 years and I’ve seen it grow and lead the way in the treatment of teenage and young adult cancer. This new unit will help so many local young people and their families and friends.

Teenage Cancer Trust ambassadors Jack Lisowski from Cheltenham and Judd Trump, from Bristol, also helped officially open the unit and have been supporting the local fundraising appeal. It’s a cause close to their hearts as at 16 Jack was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Jack said:

It’s a fantastic moment to be here today and the unit is so much better than we could have ever imagined. Teenage Cancer Trust is an amazing organisation and I only wish I had benefitted from being treated here.