This International Women's Day, we're delighted to announce that Ellen Bisci has joined Trekstock as our newest Young Adult Ambassador!

Our Young Adult Ambassadors are an integral part of Trekstock. They lend their voices to help us to raise awareness and are passionate about helping us change the future for those affected by cancer in their 20s and 30s.

Ellen has been helping us raise awareness of the importance of getting moving after cancer, including a piece called "Getting fitness and confidence back after cancer" with BBC Radio 5 Live.

I am so excited to join the Trekstock team and begin fundraising and raising awareness of the late effects of cancer. - Ellen Bisci, Trekstock Young Adult Ambassador

Ellen's Story

"Trekstock’s Renew programme has completely transformed my life. After not exercising for many years due to my health, I was at the stage that I couldn’t even run for a bus and I am now exercising regularly, my fatigue has improved and have the confidence to join exercise classes. I feel so passionate about the programme and am excited to start fundraising and raising awareness of the programme so that other young people like me can be offered this amazing opportunity too.

The long term effects of cancer can be devastating and although I am years post my diagnosis, I am still living with the effects of having cancer and it’s treatment, daily. The reality of how my life has changed and the fact that I’m on a completely different path to where I was before my diagnosis is heartbreaking, and it has definitely taken time to come to terms with. 

This is something society doesn’t talk about and there’s a huge emphasis that once treatment finishes your life returns to normal. For many of us, this isn’t the case and it can be tough having to adapt to a new way of life.

I want to raise awareness and understanding of this and support other young people who like me are finding this new way of life a challenge." - Ellen Bisci

RENEW and Beyond

After completing Trekstock's RENEW Programme, Ellen is taking on her next challenge of trekking 10 miles and completing our Big 10 Urban Trek to celebrate Trekstock's 10th Anniversary. We'll be trekking all the way from Greenwich Grind to Frame's studio in Kings Cross for a trek celebration. Go Ellen and #TeamEMB!



See our Young Adult Ambassadors here