AnyTech Solutions has chosen the Youth Cancer Trust (YCT) as its charity of the year after being impressed by the valuable work it does for 14 to 30 year olds.
The Bournemouth-based charity, founded by Brenda Clark in 1997, provides free holidays for teenagers and young people with cancer. It welcomes guests from anywhere in the UK and Ireland to stay in its Tracy Ann House at Alum Chine in Bournemouth and helps about 250 young cancer patients annually.
AnyTech’s support has already enabled guests to have fast, reliable access to the internet. The Fleets Lane company also plans to offer more IT expertise and support along with promoting the charity wherever possible.
Chris Palmer, AnyTech Solutions’ managing director, said: “The trust’s holidays are tremendously valuable in helping young people with cancer relax and have fun just like any other young person.
“At the same time, they offer the opportunity for them to mix with peers who understand what it is like to have cancer.
“We are proud to play a part in this vital work and hope that our support will allow the trust to help even more young people.”
The YCT receives no government funding and needs to raise about £350,000 a year.
It costs £500 to provide a holiday for a young person and £4,000 for a group of eight young people.
Brenda said: “We are incredibly grateful to AnyTech for choosing us as their charity of the year.”