Hello. We Are Trekstock

Trekstock was founded in 2009 after a close family friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. We operate as a small but vital UK charity, addressing the needs of young adults with cancer in their 20s and 30s, through exercise support, practical advice and an active online and offline community. 

In 2014, having successfully completed funding of a clinical trial into optimising treatment for a specific subtype of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, we decided to move away from research, to work directly with our beneficiaries.

We know that cancer comes with a complicated set of physical and emotional challenges that can put your life on hold. It’s lonely and isolating and we recognise the impact it can have not just at the treatment stage, but through life after cancer. That’s why we’re here.

When cancer hits you in the prime of your life, we are there to help you take back control over your physical and psychological wellbeing, create meaningful connections with others and make positive lasting changes to aid recovery and rebuild your life after cancer. 

“Trekstock offers support that’s accessible and appropriate, something that has been impossible to find. they’re building up my confidence for whatever comes in the future.” Trekstock beneficiary 

Our needs-led support programmes continue to be designed, developed and closely monitored by our growing team, alongside our beneficiaries. This way of developing our existing programme delivery remains an integral part of our development to ensure we are giving young adults a voice to be heard. With this unique insight, we can better support those living with cancer, assisting them to thrive through and beyond a diagnosis, in the ways they are telling us they need.

Over the past year, the number of young adults supported by Trekstock more than doubled, thanks to increased brand awareness, our fantastic Ambassadors and the efforts of our fundraising team, alongside strong partnerships and growing relationships in the charity and clinical sectors developed by our small but dedicated our Health Team. We are fast becoming a well recognised charity, yet still remain smaller than many people think, with our lean team of just five. 

Every day, 34 young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Every day we learn there is more to do, but we are more committed than ever to helping change the game for young adults living with and beyond cancer. We can only achieve that with the support and commitment of our incredible donors and supporters.

Each one of you makes a huge difference and on behalf of myself and all the team, we want to say a big thank you.

Sophie, Founder & CEO