Wear your bandanna for Teenage Cancer Trust
- By: Debbie Cohen
This month, the most stylish students will be wearing bandannas as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust's National Bandanna Week campaign beginning on 23 May.
Bandannas, designed by fashion label Fake London, will be on sale in many high street shops nationwide to raise money to help fund specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals.
Although concentration of care and expertise has led to an improvement in recovery rates for children, adolescents have been comparatively overlooked. Cancer experts estimate that there could be a 15% increase in recovery rates if more specialist teenage units are created.
Simon Davies, chief executive officer of Teenage Cancer Trust, said, “Many teenagers have to suffer indignity by being placed on children's wards, with teddy bear curtains and toddlers running around, or with the elderly. Needless to say, because some are so unhappy about their isolation, surroundings, and style of care, this often causes depression or