Our Charity of the Year for 2022 is The Robin Cancer Trust.
The Robin Cancer Trust was founded in 2012 by the Freeman family following the untimely death of their son and brother, Robin Freeman, aged just 24. Robin was diagnosed in the prime of his life in 2011 with a Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumour (a grapefruit-sized tumour in his chest). Following 10 months in treatment, including several rounds of chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant, he was told there was nothing else his medical team could do. He passed away surrounded by his loved ones on December 10th 2011.
His family promised him that ‘he would never just be a photograph on the wall’ and that something good would be born of his tragedy. Robin inspires us to raise awareness, reduce embarrassment and save young lives through the early detection of germ cell cancers.
Since 2012, The Robin Cancer Trust has reached 12 million people online, engaged with over 175,000 men and women in the community, and delivered life-saving educational talks to over 25,000 young adults in schools, colleges & businesses across the region. Their mission is for all young people to know what’s normal for them, have the confidence to visit a doctor if they are concerned, and to live their best life if they have been affected by cancer and their vision is to reach every young person in the UK with life-saving cancer campaigns. Their motto: Together we will save lives.
You can read more of the charities great work at www.therobincancertrust.org