Teenage Cancer Trust charity ball, Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, Leeds

PUBLISHED: 17:25 22 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:20 20 February 2013

Andrew and Debbie Spink

Andrew and Debbie Spink

Guests helped to raise more than £2,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust during a ball at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, Leeds. The event was held to mark 10 years Siobhan Taylor has been free from cancer.

Guests helped to raise more than 2,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust during a ball at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, Leeds. The event was held to mark 10 years Siobhan Taylor has been free from cancer.


Although I was 28 at the time, my cancer was actually a teenage cancer and as such am today an active member of the Teenage Cancer Trust for the Yorkshire region, said Siobhan.
This charity raises money to help improve the lives of young people with cancer. We believe that teenagers shouldnt stop being teenagers because they have cancer. We build specialist units in NHS hospitals where young people with cancer are treated with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.


We aim to ensure that every young person with cancer and their family receive the best possible care and professional support throughout their cancer journey.


The charity also empowers young people through education and advocacy and the money raised at my ball will go specifically to the units at Leeds General Infirmary and St James Hospital, Leeds, which cater for Yorkshire as a whole.


The ball is sponsored by my legal recruitment firm Eventus Legal which have placed lawyers throughout Yorkshire for over a decade.


Photographs by Elizabeth Savage



The print version of this article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Yorkshire Life

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