A few months ago I decided to organise a charity ball in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Although I had planned several successful charity events before I can definitely say that I did underestimate the amount of work that goes into the planning process of the event and it shouldn't be a decision that is taken lightly.
I decided to organise an event to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust after one of my close friends was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and spent time at the teenage cancer trust unit in Nottingham. Luckily Tash is now in remission, her blog can be found here.
After hours of planning, the event will be taken place next week and has come together really well with only a few minor hiccups. Guests will be able to enjoy a 3 course meal, raffle, disco, auction, live entertainment and photobooth.
Around 13 young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. This proves why the work that the Teenage Cancer Trust does is so vitally important. They are the only charity dedicated to providing young people with specialist care and support when they need it most.
Cancer is something that a lot of young people will brush off, thinking it will never happen to them and I know I am guilty of this too. The truth is, at some point in our lives cancer is likely to effect nearly every one of us, whether that's through a friend, family member or colleague. This is why it's so important to continue supporting charities like the Teenage Cancer Trust as the work they do is truly beneficial to so many young people.
You can find out more about the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust through their website.