National Volunteer Week! Welcome Jo

What better way to celebrate National Volunteer Week than welcoming Jo to the team! An exciting time in the office, as we welcome our new volunteer Jo.

Sailing for a Cause: My Unforgettable Journey Around Britain

Last week, our Fundraising Manager Victoria took a week away from the office to be apart of our leg 2 crew of sailors sailing #TeamElla's boat Monet around Britain. Victoria writes about what it is like to take part in such an incredible fundraiser!

Good Luck to our Sail Around Britain Team!

Our 2024 Sail Around Britain Challenge is under way navigating the British coastline over the next seven weeks. Each week a new team take on the ever changing challenges of being out at sea, and equally soaking in the beauty of what British landscapes, co

Thank You Simpson Wood!

Thank you to all staff at Simpson Wood for choosing Ella Dawson Foundation as your Charity of The Year for 2024. We are so grateful for your support in helping young adults live well with and beyond cancer.

Thank You Jackson Hogg!

Thank you to all staff at Jackson Hogg for choosing Ella Dawson Foundation as your Charity of The Year for 2024. We are so grateful for your support in helping young adults live well with and beyond cancer.

Meet James

James is a 19-year-old lad who loves his football, fishing and films. James was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma shortly after finishing his first year of university. James has created a website to share his journey and talks about the importance

Meet Mila

Mila was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 19 whilst at university. Mila writes about how she navigated her diagnosis, and what it is like being a young person with cancer. "It is a misunderstood and isolating experience."

Meet Ellie

Ellie was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma when she was 25, she writes about what it feels like to be a young adult diagnosed with cancer and her experiences as both a patient and carer.

Charities come together for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month this April

This April marks the second Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity for charities and the young people we support to come together and raise awareness of the unique challenges facing this age group when faced with the three words th

Tasha joins the NHS West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance Board

​We are delighted to share that Tasha has recently been appointed as a Patient & Public Representative (Lay Member) on the NHS West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance Board and will be working with the Patient Experience Strategy & Improvement Group.

Online Group Yoga

Get cosy, get comfortable and lets move, rest and breathe together every second Thursday online.

Thank You Seatable!

We are delighted that the staff at Seatable have chosen to support young adults with cancer this year through their Charity Of The Year.

Ella's Empowerment Panel launch

Our very first lived experience panel puts young people's voices at the heart of our charity. Named by the young people themselves, on Ella's Empowerment Panel we sit down and discuss the big questions, the ‘behind the scenes’ of the charity.

Meet our new Young Adult Ambassador

We are delighted to welcome Ellie as our latest Young Adult Ambassador. Ellie has chosen the Ella Dawson Foundation as a platform to give back, share her story and help other young people through their cancer journey.

Monthly Breath & Relax Series with Sophie Trew

We are excited to launch 6 monthly breathwork workshops: All will include gentle movement and yoga stretches, a guided breathing journey and relaxing meditations which can be done in the comfort of your home. Each month Sophie will guide you through techn

Sail Around Britain Charity Challenge

May to June 2024 - Imagine sailing around our wonderful coastline, enjoying the ever-changing scenery and wildlife, experiencing the challenges of tidal currents, rocks and sand banks, and entering our many historical ports from the sea.

Christmas Appeal 2023

Our Christmas Appeal aims to raise awareness of what it can be like for a young adult with cancer during Christmas through Ella’s Story and to raise funds to help other young people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Sunday 1st September - Join #TeamElla as we take on this iconic bucket list challenge of climbing the three highest Yorkshire peaks in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, all whilst raising funds and awareness to provide wellbeing support to young

Great North Run 2024

Sunday 8th September - Join Team Ella for the Great North Run, we will be with you every step of the way from training to the big day!

Welcome to our new Trustees!

We are absolutely delighted to welcome two passionate and highly experienced trustees to our board

Skydive for #TeamElla in 2024

You choose your Date & Location - A truly epic challenge is waiting for you, whether you are seeking that adrenaline rush or to step out your comfort zone, there is no feeling quite like it!

Huddersfield 5k Your Way Launch!

We invite anyone who is living with or beyond cancer, families, friends and health care professionals to join us once a month to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a 5k Your Way group linked to Greened Park parkrun.

A Place in the Pennines

We are delighted to offer one or two night stay at a Place in the Pennines to young people and their families. A Place In The Pennines is a suite of luxury lodges in the heart of Marsden, West Yorkshire.

Summer Festival Success!

What an amazing day we had at our annual Summer Festival celebrating the very best of music, arts and wellbeing all whilst raising £13,500 to help provide wellbeing support to young adults with cancer and their families and carers.

Welcome Victoria!

We are delighted to have Victoria join our team in May as our Fundraising Manager! It has been a great few months, and thank you for all your hard work.

Full-time Integrative Therapist Funded by the Ella Dawson Foundation

We are very proud to announce the Ella Dawson Foundation is fully funding the new role of a full-time Integrative Therapist for teenagers and young adults at The Christie, Manchester

NHS Systems Leader Award

Congratulations to our CEO, Jane for completing the NHS Systems Leader Development Programme as part of the Kirklees Health & Wellbeing Network.

Snowdon at Sunrise Completed!

Wow, what a great night we had climbing Snowdon at Sunrise! Well done to the whole team and a huge thank you for helping raise lots of money for young adults with cancer.

The Christie Your Way Forward Event

Tasha, our level 4 cancer and exercise instructor spoke at The Christie Your Way Forward event talking about the importance of being physical active in recovery.

Meet Lily

Lily talks about her journey being active both during and after her treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Meet Alex

Alex talks about how important it was to her to be active both during and after her treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

London Marathon Celebrations!

A huge congratulations to the wonderful Robyn and Zoe for completing the London Marathon this weekend!

Charity Colour Ball!

Read about the success of an amazing evening at our first charity colour ball

Teenage & Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month

Raising awareness and knowledge of Teenage and Young Adult Cancer in April

Treehouse Tea for Two

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea with a family or friend at the beautiful Wild Cafe in Huddersfield.

Dragon Boat Race at Pugney's, Wakefield

Saturday 13th July - We can't wait to get back on the lake for the 2024 Dragon Boat Race! Join us on the lakeside for a day full of racing, BBQs, refreshing drinks, ice-cream, games and much more!

'Life Notes' Mindfulness and Productivity Journal

If you love journaling, we'd love you to have a copy of our popular 'Life Notes' Mindfulness and Productivity journal. This beautiful and inspiring journal will guide you towards filling each day with love, presence and gratitude.