Sam Murphy


Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live. Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried. We rely solely on donations to fund our vital work. You can help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Visit to find out how.
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Sam Murphy and Jono Parkinson's fundraising

Sam Murphy, Jonathon Parkinson

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The Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to supporting young people aged between 13-24 who have been diagnosed with cancer. Their support is received in the form of building young peoples units (YPU) in NHS hospitals and training professionals to provide specialist support. As it stands the “Teenage Cancer Trust has funded, built and now maintains 21 units across the UK. The charity plans to build a further 11 so that all young people needing hospital treatment for cancer across the UK have access to the dedicated, specialist support they provide, no matter where they live”, however “Only half of young people with cancer have access to Teenage Cancer Trust units and services.” Without continued donations the Teenage Cancer Trust won’t be able to continue their invaluable work like they are currently doing with Ben.

Ben was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left knee in the summer of 2012. Four months of Chemotherapy did not successfully manage to decrease the size of tumor, unfortunately this led to Ben having his leg amputated from the middle of his femur, at this stage (January 2013), Ben still has another three months of chemotherapy.

The Young Persons Unit at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital has offered invaluable support, not only during his treatment but also at ensuring his spirits are always raised. This has been a reassurance for everyone involved and has only been possible due to the Teenage Cancer Trust. It is for this reason that we are running the London Marathon in April. Thank you for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.



Here is the link to the BBC Radio Derby interview. Tune in to 1:21:50.

As some of you may know, and some of you dont, my twin borther, Ben,was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left knee at the start of the summer this year. After four months of Chemotherapy they not managed to shrink the tumour enough to save his leg and so had to amputate it from the middle of the femur down.
Although now the tumour has been removed he has another three months of chemotherapy and will be reliant on crutches until he is able to fit a prosthesis in the summer.

The doctors and nurses,at the Young Persons Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham,have done a great job in looking after Ben and keeping his spirits raised. It is for that reason that my friend Jonathon Parkinson and I are running the London Marathon this year in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust, who fund the Y.P.U in Birmingham.

I have attached the link for the Just Giving page below, if you would like to donate, any and all donations will be greatfully recieved.v

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07.06.13 Well done all

24.05.13 Well done both, sorry it's late!

16.05.13 Sorry for the huge delay!! Well done both of you xx

30.04.13 Well done!

27.04.13 Couldn't resist making it £14,000! Well done both of you what a fantastic result!

25.04.13 So proud of u, love from Dubai.

22.04.13 Well Done Yesterday Guys!


22.04.13 Such a good cause. Well done. Bryson at Unitrak Ltd

22.04.13 Hope all went well yesterday

21.04.13 All the best xx

21.04.13 Good luck today! All the best xx

21.04.13 Well done lads - fantastic amount raised - much better weather today than your 'warm up' a few weeks ago.

21.04.13 Best of luck today guys and all the best to Ben!

21.04.13 Watching the marathon with my mum, told her all about this so here is £10 from her. xx

21.04.13 Well done for raising such a fantastic amount and good luck today!! Will be cheering you on in the crowds! em x

21.04.13 Good luck boys! Will be looking out for you!

21.04.13 Good luck today mate, running for a brilliant cause


20.04.13 Good luck to you both. enjoy the day! Hope the weather is better for you than Fradley! Steve, Donna, Zara, Lucy Warren and Mia

20.04.13 Well done boys. Very proud of you. xx

20.04.13 Fashionably late! Best of luck, Sam xx

20.04.13 Good luck Sam. It's a lovely thing to do - I can just about run to the Red Lion without losing breath so I think you are fantastic! Hope Ben is well. xx

20.04.13 Characteristally late....good luck tomorrow Sam

20.04.13 Good luck Sam - from the Tierney's


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