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Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Cancer Services

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We run regular social events and activities both in and out of hospital.

These range from pampering evenings and craft sessions to trips to the theatre, bowling, theme parks, meals out and more!

We are also involved in annual events such as the 'Find Your Sense of Tumour' conference, Ellen MacArthur Sailing Trips and the Teenage Cancer Trust Royal Albert Hall Concerts.

If you have any ideas for future events, or want to be added to our distribution list to keep in the loop with things that are going on, please do get in contact with Ruth East.

Events 2018

For an activity to go ahead, we need three young people to book seven days in advance.

Updated 31 May 2018

TYA Cinema Club - free to TYAs!Film reel logo

If you love films and eating lots of popcorn, come and join others once a month at the TYA Cinema Club.

We will see a variety of films to satisfy everyone's taste, so suggestions please!

We will travel around the region visiting a cinema near you. For more details, check out the TYA Facebook group or contact Ruth to book your place.

We aim to meet at 6.30pm.

For further information please contact Ruth East.


Look Good, Feel Better - Young Men, Oxford

Wednesday 20 June 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Maggie's Centre, Churchill Hospital

Looking good can help you feel better - physically and emotionally. And feeling better can put you in charge. Maybe it's an important event. A family outing. Saturday night with friends. A big meeting. The list goes on. Whatever you want to do, you shouldn't have to compromise because you don't look 'right' or feel quite yourself. In fact, physicians agree a better outlook can begin by reducing the appearance-related side-effects of cancer treatment. This information will help you apply grooming basics to look confident and feel in control. It's full of for-real, easy-to-follow tips you can use to get on with your life.

Parent Support Group

Wednesday 20 June 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Maggie's Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Brain Tumour Charity's TYA Big Meet - Dorking

Saturday 30 June 10.30am - 4.30pm
High Ashurst Outdoor Centre, Headley Lane, Dorking RH5 6DQ

Teenagers and young adults aged 16-30 with a brain tumour diagnosis and their 'plus ones' / families are warmly invited to the Brain Tumour Charity's TYA Big Meet.

This event will provide the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting activities including climbing, crate stack, bush craft and archery and to connect with other young adults who are going through similar experiences.

The day is free to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The link with further information and to sign up to attend is below:

Should any of the young people you are in touch with have any questions or wish to discuss additional support regarding travel and accommodation to attend the day please do get in touch.


Family Picnic, Oxford (details to be confirmed)

Saturday 28 July 11.00am - 2.00pm

A day of games, food and free ice cream. Bring a picnic, a blanket and get ready for summer fun, games and most importantly free ice cream all day!

For further information please contact Ruth East.

Past events

  • Chill out at Maggie's Centre
    Thursday 17 May 2018
  • Patient Panel
    Saturday 7 April 2018
  • Look Good, Feel Better (LGFB)
    Wednesday 4 April 2018
  • Ultimate Backstage Experience, Royal Albert Hall
    Tuesday 20 to Wednesday 21 March 2018
  • Burgers & Bantz Chill Out Night - Guys Only!
    Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Lazer Kombat, Ozone Park, Oxford
    Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Peer Support Sessions
    Thursday 18 January 2018
  • Christmas Meal
    Thursday 7 December 2017
  • Find Your Sense of Tumour Over 18s Conference
    24 - 26 November 2017
    St Georges Park, Burton on Trent
  • Special Summer Outdoor Screening - Jurassic Park
    Wednesday 23 August 2017
    Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust U18s, Isle of Wight
    14 - 17 August 2017
  • Punting and Picnic
    Thursday 27 July 2017
  • Find Your Sense of Tumour Under 18s Conference
    30 June - 2 July 2017
  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Over 18s, Isle of Wight
    19 - 22 June 2017
  • Theatre Trip - Sister Act
    Saturday 20 May 2017
    New Theatre, George St, Oxford