Navigating life in your 20s or 30s is hard enough, let alone when you've been diagnosed with cancer. One of the things we hear time and time again is just how isolating it is being the youngest person on a chemo ward, in a hospital gown or in the radiotherapy suite. Wherever cancer happens, our community are usually the youngest there. Through our IRL meetups, we make sure people going through cancer aren't alone and are able to meet people like them in a space that is welcoming, safe and not remotely clinical.

Whether we're meeting for a walk around London's sights, learning how to paddle a kayak, taking in a round of mini golf, picnicking in the park or hanging out for a good old-fashioned cuppa and a natter, our IRL meetups are a place to be a human before a person who has been on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer is often seen as something that happens to older people and often those diagnosed in their 20s or 30s feel disconnected from their peers. Community is the thread that runs through all the work we do, but through our meetups, there's no need to explain, no need to update, no need to even talk about cancer if you don't want to. But if you do, you'll find a group of people who've paddled a similar canoe and have the t-shirt to prove it.

Whenever we've got an IRL Meetup in the calendar, you can be sure to find it here.