Under 18s Find Your Sense of Tumour

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2023 

Find Your Sense of Tumour (FYSOT) is your chance to spend a fun, informative and inspiring weekend with other people your age who’ve been through cancer treatment too.  

Young person at FYSOT

Take part in outdoor activities, speak to like-minded people, watch inspirational talks and build your confidence and think about what you need next. There’s also plenty of time to relax and unwind. Join us at Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre in Lichfield, England.

If you’ll be aged 13-17 by Sunday 9 July, you can apply for the under 18s event right now. Fill in the form by 11:59pm on Sunday 7 May. It only takes 5 minutes to complete. 

Wherever you live in the UK, we’ll cover the cost of travel for you to attend. The event, accommodation and catering are also free. 

Join us at our under 18s event

Register your interest

Overview of the event

Here is a general taster of the elements we have lined up for this year’s under 18s event to give you a flavour of the programme, and more details are to come! 

Friday 7 July    

Time to settle in and relax upon arrival with some chill out activities  

  • Registration and settling in
  • Interactive sessions based on getting to know each other. 
  • Evening entertainment: Human bingo, quizzes, icebreakers, and campfire with hot choc and snacks by the lake.

Saturday 8 July

Activities and work shops based on the body and mind     

  • Morning welcome session together and inspiring speaker 
  • Choice of workshops and Q&A panels on:
    • Nutrition
    • Sexual health and fertility
    • Exercise after cancer
    • Sleep
    • Late effects 
    • Confidence 
    • Anxiety
    • How to tell your story 
    • Mindfulness
    • Sketch appeal
  • Afternoon inspiring speaker 
  • Outdoor activities such as zipline and climbing
  • Indoor sporting activities
  • Loads of fun and engaging ‘drop-in’ activities to take part in
  • Find out about lots of other organisations that work with young people with cancer
  • Time to relax, play games, downtime
  • Evening entertainment: Taskmaster games, film night and snacks, music room

Sunday 9 July

Focusing on life experiences, trying new things and next steps    

  • Day kicks off with inspiring speaker
  • Choice of activities and workshops: 
  • Drumming
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Sound bath 
  • Cooking class
  • Introduction to ‘Connect’, our new digital programme
  • Moving forward, motivation, and next steps after FYSOT
  • Photo montage 
  • Activities to bring people together to reflect on the event and say goodbye

How do I apply? 

If you’ll be aged 13-17 by Sunday 9 July, you can apply for the under 18s event right now. Fill in the form by 11:59pm on Sunday 7 May. It only takes 5 minutes to complete. 

What next? 

After we’ve received your registration information, we’ll check your eligibility with your clinical team. If they give the go-ahead, then we will send you a full application form to complete, as well as asking your clinical team to fill in a medical form for you. Once we’ve received both of those, if everything is OK, then we’ll send you an email to confirm your place! 

In line with our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy 2022-24, we want to make sure that this event is as inclusive and accessible possible. We welcome, value and respect everyone no matter what your identity or background is and want you to be able to be yourself on this weekend. If there is anything we can do to make this event and the application process more inclusive for you, please let us know when you complete your full registration form.    

If you want to know more about signing up, your treatment team should be able to help, or you can email [email protected]

If you’re over 18, applications for our 2023 event will open later in the year. 

Who can attend?

If you want to come to Find Your Sense of Tumour under 18s, you must: 

  • have been diagnosed with cancer (or still on active treatment) on or after your 13th birthday
  • be aged between 13 and 17 by Sunday 9 July 2023
  • have finished active treatment within the last two years or be on maintenance treatment.

People who have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant must be at least one year post-treatment before attending and have completed their post-transplant routine vaccination program. 

There are some exemptions that will be made for young people on maintenance treatment or palliative-stage patients if your treatment team feel it will be appropriate for you to attend. Get in touch with [email protected] if you would like to know more. 

Please take a look at our FAQs

Find out more

Register your interest today

2023: Find Your Sense of Tumour Under 18s - Form 1 - pre-register form
Residential attendance criteria checkboxes

Please answer the questions below to register your interest in attending Find Your Sense of Tumour from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2023.  

This form must be submitted by Sunday the 7th of May at the very latest. 

Please note, completing these questions does not mean you have a confirmed place at the event.  

After we receive your register your interest form, we will check your eligibility with your clinical team and then send you an email with the full application form and next steps. 

A bit about you
By providing us with this you are consenting for us to contact you by phone or text about the event.

There are a few other medical criteria we will check with your clinical team at the next stage to make sure you are well enough to attend.  

There are some exemptions that will be made for young people on maintenance treatment   or palliative-stage patients if your treatment team feel it will be appropriate for you to attend. Get in touch with [email protected] if you would like to know more. 

Teenage Cancer Trust will take all necessary precautions to ensure the event will be safe and appropriate for all participants and we will be doing everything in our power to ensure any government Covid-19 protocols are strictly enforced. 

Please note, we retain the right to tighten medical restrictions nearer the time in the event of a spike in Covid-19 cases and/or change in government guidelines. 

Teenage Cancer Trust respects your privacy and values the trust you place in us when giving personal information. We work within the guidelines of the Access to Health Records Act 1990 and the General Data Protection Regulation. The information you have provided will be kept by Teenage Cancer Trust and will be treated with the strictest of confidence. It will not be shared with a third party without your consent unless we have a statutory obligation to do so and there are concerns for your safety of which Teenage Cancer Trust has a duty to report this to the relevant authority in order for appropriate action to be taken. For more information on how we use your data see our Privacy Policy
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