Avantage choses Teenage Cancer Trust as it’s charity of the year

Advantage Home Loans, the UKs original branded mortgage arranger in the sub-prime market has chosen Teenage Cancer Trust as it’s charity of the year.

Staff from Advantage will be committed to organising activities to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity which supports teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust builds dedicated units for teenagers with cancer.

Medical facilities on the units are second-to-none and they are colourful and vibrant environments, equipped with computers, TVs, game consoles places where friends and family feel comfortable to visit.

To date, TCT has built units in London, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, and Manchester.

The concentration of medical expertise within the units can improve chances of survival.

Units cost approximately 1.5m each to build and TCT would like at least 22 units to ensure every teenager with cancer has access.

Teenage Cancer Trust has an education and awareness team that reaches out to over 100,000 young people across the UK each year. With few schools now unaffected by cancer, Teenage Cancer Trust provides them with information, developed specifically for their age group, in addition to attending assemblies and lessons.

Simon Maudslay, joint managing director of Advantage, says: We have a young, motivated workforce and I am sure this had a bearing on the staff’s decision to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and make it the beneficiary of our fund raising activity this year.

I know everyone is looking forward to working with the Teenage Cancer Trust and raising as much money as possible.

Richard Shaw, head of fundraising, sponsorship and education, says: We are delighted to have been chosen by Advantage and their staff.

Being a teenager is tough enough without the uncertainty and challenges created by cancer.

“Advantage will help us raise valuable funds and awareness for this group of young people, often disadvantaged within the NHS and treated in inappropriate facilities. Together we will make a difference.