With YouCan,
you can.

About us

YouCan Youth Cancer Support is a project of The Children’s Development Trust, a charity that has been operating for 9 years, mostly with children and young people, helping them to improve their lives through well-being, sport, health and the arts.

The Trustees and team realised that everyone we know has been impacted by cancer in some way so decided to set up YouCan to specifically support young people, covering so many important times, such as changing schools, going to Uni, starting work and planning a future. With positive guidance and support when you need it, we don’t offer any medical care at all, but we will be alongside during and after treatment, because we understand that you need that support long afterwards.

YouCan have a great team with backgrounds working in charity and events, and our advisory panel and trustees are also very experienced professionals.

Maybe more importantly though, we get it. We’ve all been personally impacted by cancer, through friends, family and even some the team directly, so we understand.

Our aim is to build self-esteem, encourage peer support and friendship and help young people face the future with increased confidence.

We’re here for you, so get in touch.

Natalie Tegg

Head of Fundraising


Kate McDonald

Development Coordinator


Terrie Kennor

East Kent Community Fundraiser


Sue Walker

Community Fundraiser