Tanya’s Courage Trust
Tanya was an extremely courageous young lady of 17, who bravely fought Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia for the last 20 months of her short life. Before being diagnosed and during remission Tanya lived life to the full, inspiring others with her courage and determination. During her last precious months, Tanya expressed the wish to help others of her age group. Therefore, in accordance with this wish and in her memory, her family set up a registered charity in 2005: “The Tanya’s Courage Trust”. The Trust’s objective is to aid young people fighting Cancer throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the provision of grants which can be used towards relieving their physical or financial needs. We endeavour to support teenagers and young people fighting Cancer and their families but hope that as the charity grows we can widen the personal criteria of beneficiaries. We have helped many beneficiaries: improving the spirit, life and well being of all those attached to the Trust. Our ultimate aim has always been to be involved in developing a Teenage and Young Adult Cancer unit in Cornwall, this is now happening in Cornwall and The Tanya’s Courage Trust has equipped 2 rooms in the new Headland Unit with all the latest entertainment equipment and much more. We are now in the process of fundraising to equip a room in the in patient unit in the Royal Cornwall Hospital.