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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.

For further information about any of these events please contact Ruth East.

Updated 18 October 2018


Look Good, Feel Better - Make-up Workshop

Wednesday 24 October 2018 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Maggie's Centre, Churchill Hospital

Booking essential! Contact the TYA team.



Graphic of two speeding cars coming towards the onlooker, one overtakingCar Racing Simulator and Pizza

Wednesday 14 November 2018 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Race Hut, Pony Road, Oxford OX4 2RD

Come and virtually race some of the latest high spec racing vehicles on as many tracks as you can dream of. If you are a petrol head and want the chance to race F1 cars, rally cars or even vintage motors this is your chance!


Patient Panel - come and shape the TYA Service

Saturday 15 December 2018 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue to be agreed: timings will be arranged to work around the dinner and show event below.

Theatre poster of shocked little boy in glasses and angel costumeDinner and a Show!


Saturday 15 December 2.00pm
New Theatre Oxford

Nativity The Musical followed by dinner at the Westgate Centre.

Events 2019

Way Forward programme - two-day residential

This is a great opportunity for 18-29 year-olds who have finished treatment.

Come and receive helpful guidance for life after cancer: ask questions, share your experiences and meet other young people who have had cancer.

Friday 22 - Saturday 23 February 2019
Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds

All travel costs provided by Teenage Cancer Trust

For more information please visit

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.

Past events

  • Family Picnic
    Saturday 28 July
  • Brain Tumour Charity's TYA Big Meet - Dorking
    Saturday 30 June
  • Parent Support Group
    Wednesday 20 June
  • Look Good, Feel Better - Young Men, Oxford
    Wednesday 20 June
  • 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