Teenage Cancer Trust Awards 2020

In our 30th Anniversary year we want to shine a spotlight on the incredible people who exemplify the purpose, values and passion of Teenage Cancer Trust. This is why we have launched the Teenage Cancer Trust 2020 Awards, supported by Morgan Stanley.

Watch our 2020 awards

We are honoured that our winners are sharing the ‘virtual’ stage with our Honorary Patrons HRH Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie, who presented the Teenage Cancer Trust 2020 Awards alongside our host, Chief Executive, Kate Collins.

Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus crisis, we believe it is more important than ever to pay tribute to the incredible people who make our work possible. Whether that be our staff working within the NHS to support young people, our fundraisers, our patrons and our corporate partners. Quite simply, they are part of the glue that keep the charity together.


Winners' stories

These seven amazing award winners should be celebrated for supporting our vision – to ensure cancer doesn’t stop young people from living their lives – and for stepping up in the face of Coronavirus, and inspiring others to join and support our community.

There are so many incredible people out there who support the work of Teenage Cancer Trust. We’d like to celebrate them all and take the time to say thank you. That’s why we’ve established these awards and will be holding more awards later this year, marking our 30th anniversary as a charity, and the huge commitment of so many who have helped us deliver so much for young people with cancer since 1990.

We are also proud to announce that the Teenage Cancer Trust Awards will be an annual event so we can celebrate and thank so many of the people who embody what the charity stands for.

Enid Waterfall

Enid Waterfall, 85, and husband Norman, 89, have been tirelessly fundraising for us since 2015, raising over £28,000. Read her story ›

Julie Gonzalez

Julie is a Youth Support Coordinator and has been supporting young people at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for the past three years. Read her story ›

Crystal Marshall

When aspiring actress and image conscious teen Crystal developed a facial tumour aged 18 she was devastated. To save her life her upper jaw and part of her nose had to be removed. Read her story ›

Mike and Pascale O'Leary

73-year-old Mike O’Leary, with his wife Pascale, have raised over £830,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust in the 13 years they have been fundraising for the charity. Read their story ›

Alex Charlton

Managed to get 40 of his workmates, friends and family together, including his gran, to show their solidarity and shave their heads alongside him, raising over £20,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and Cancer Research UK. Read his story ›

The Truants &The Heavy Metal Truants

The Truants are a fundraising collective founded by Rod Smallwood in 2011. They have raised more than £4 million for UK Children’s Charities. In 2013 Smallwood & Alexander Milas got together to add the Heavy Metal Truants to the Truants family. Read their story ›

Nicky Pettitt

Joining as a Staff Nurse just a year after the Teenage Cancer Trust unit opened at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital (2001), Nicky Pettitt has seen the West Midlands Teenage and Young Adult cancer service grow beyond imagination. Read her story ›

Supported by

Morgan Stanley are the proud supporters of the inaugural Teenage Cancer Trust 2020 Awards

Morgan Stanley have supported Teenage Cancer Trust since 2019, with the aim of raising over £1 million to fund the charities vital work, including a state of the art cancer ward and four new specialist nurses in London and the South East. Staff have taken part in various fundraising activities, such as London to Paris bike ride, Dragon Boat Race and prize draws. They have also supported Teenage Cancer Trust by volunteering at bucket collections, holding employability days for young people and supported the strategic direction of the charity.

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About us

We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don't have to face cancer alone.

Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words "you have cancer". They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.

We're the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. So you know we're the real deal, this is our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).