On Thursday 30th April former Tigers Co-op committee members Ian White and Frank Beill (now an HCST Board member) visited the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital. A cheque for £6,000 was given to the unit’s Youth Support Co-ordinator Danielle Sharp.
This money is part of the £18,000 from Tigers Co-op funds being donated to football related good causes as part of the evolutionary process by which the Tigers Co-op has become the HCST. The TCT qualifies because it is Hull City’s nominated charity of the season. It was hoped that a Hull City player such as Curtis Davies, who is the club’s nominated ambassador to the charity, would be present to accept the donation. However, despite repeated requests made by the TCT to the management of Hull City AFC no one was made available. This is the reason why the donation has been delayed.
The aim of the TCT Unit at Castle Hill Hospital is to ensure the best possible quality care is given so that the young person is treated as a young person first and cancer patient second.
The unit is for 18-24 year olds and has four in-patient beds. Younger teenagers who have commenced their treatment in Leeds may also use the centre. The bedrooms are equipped with soft furnishings, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities and Wi-Fi with laptops. There is also a recreational area with a pool table and television.
If you wish to support the valuable work of the TCT by making a donation, you may do this (preferably via the Gift Aid scheme) at: