One of the most impactful parts of a Trust trip, if not the most impactful, is bringing young people together. It might be the first time they’ve met someone else their age who’s been through what they’ve been through.
That’s the ethos behind Alike as well. A digital community for people with cancer by people with cancer, this week we’re talking to its founder Brad, and one of its Trustees Rachel, who is also a long-time volunteer with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, having been supported herself after treatment.
They talk about experiences with loneliness and isolation, how that led Brad to setting up Alike, and the difference it makes having a community around you.