In light of the current COVID-19 situation in the UK, we have made the decision to hold this event digitally instead. We will have the same stellar panel of experts and young adults living with and beyond cancer to give advice, share their stories, and answer your questions. The event will still be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th May, but now you can access it from the comfort of your own home.

You can access the webinar from your computer by just clicking the link we will be sharing with you shortly.

To access from your phone, you will need to download the Zoom app.

Wednesday 20th May at 7.30pm 
Lifting the Lid on Cancer & Friendship


Hosted by Alice-May Purkiss (author of "Life, Lemons and Melons” and co-host of AfterThoughts34 podcast), let's get real about the effect of cancer on friendships. From the BFF who ghosts you, to the friend who offers you turmeric lattes, and then those magical unicorn friends who get it *exactly right*. We have invited Georgie Swallow (a Trekstock Young Adult Ambassador who has experienced cancer twice) and other young adults from our community to talk with sometimes brutal honesty about how to navigate through cancer with your friendships intact. With expert advice from Catherine Hood (Professor in Communications and Consultant in Psychosexual Medicine) and Glyn Harries (CLIC Sargent Social Worker for Essex). 

Learn more about our amazing line up of speakers


About the Lifting the Lid series: 

Join Trekstock in 2020 to lift the lid on the realities of living with, and beyond, cancer. Visit the impressive surroundings of Samsung KX to talk friendship, exercise, menopause, and the experience of cancer in the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities. We’re bringing together an amazing line up of experts and young adults to have honest entertaining conversations about the topics that matter most. Join us for a fun night out in London, and leave with new friends and a new perspective.

Learn more about the full series of talks


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) situation, Trekstock is closely following the advice from the Government and NHS England.

Following the current guidelines to limit non-essential social contact, we are making plans to move all our events on to a digital platform, or postpone if that is not possible. We will not be holding any in-person events until further notice. The health of the young adults we support is always our first priority.

We understand that this can be a worrying time for you so Trekstock will be providing as much guidance as possible. Please see the Advice on Coronavirus for People With Cancer document (produced by One Cancer Voice, a coalition of leading cancer charities) for answers to frequently asked questions. For the most up to date information, please check the advice from the UK Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government Response and the NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19), which will both be updated regularly.

The first page of this document also identifies some people with cancer who may be more at risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract the COVID-19 infection (commonly known as the Coronavirus). The Government's current advice is that people who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases) should take "particular care to minimise their social contact”, which may mean staying at home for the next 12 weeks from this weekend. You should speak to your Oncology team or Clinical Nurse Specialist if you have questions about your own medical situation.

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