On 1st July, those supported by Teens Unite and their families came together to embrace their aspirations for the future at our ‘Discover You’ event.
Held at etc. venues, Fenchurch Place, London, we were joined by motivational speakers throughout the day who took to the stage and encouraged the young people, their parents and siblings to achieve their hopes and dreams for the future despite being impacted by a cancer diagnosis and put the steps in place to make this happen.
This was the second, consecutive year Teens Unite has held Discover You and the feedback has been incredible. At the end of the day, 75% of those who attended said they felt motivated, 63% felt inspired, 54% were looking forward to the future and 46% felt ready to challenge themselves. The results speak for themselves!
Amongst the speakers was teen, Kelsey who has been supported by Teens Unite throughout his cancer battle. From being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma three days before his 18th birthday, to making it as an international dancer, Kelsey was able to show the room that anything is possible and he even managed to fit in a performance too. Completing the line-up of motivational speakers, was Vicky Bailey, Jeremy Hills, MJ the Modern Shaolin and Olympic athlete, Jade Johnson who all captivated the audience with their words of wisdom and own life experiences.
To help improve the well-being of the young people and their families, there were beauty and yoga sessions to enjoy throughout the day.
We would like to say an extra special thank you to teen, Sam who was our compere for the day, all of the speakers, volunteers, teens and families who helped to make the day so special.