Phoebe set to take the plunge for Teenage Cancer Trust

Phoebe Headley will take part in a 100ft abseil challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Phoebe Headley will take part in a 100ft abseil challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
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A young cancer survivor is taking a huge leap to help other teenagers.

Phoebe Headley, 17, will take part in a 100ft abseil challenge to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The big-hearted Cleadon girl was treated on the trust’s unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle for a rare kind of cancerous tumour called desmoid fibromatosis.

Phoebe underwent a year of gruelling chemotherapy at the hospital and since then has been committed to raising money for the unit.

Now, she has signed up to be one of the first people ever to abseil off the roof of the hospital, part of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, on Sunday, May 8.

She said: “When I was first diagnosed, it was so isolating. I felt really alone and I just sat at home for a few days. But Teenage Cancer Trust showed me I was never alone and there were so many people supporting me.”

Visit www.teenagecancertrust.org/newcastleabseil for more information about the abseil and to sponsor Phoebe, visit https://www.justgiving.com/Phoebe-HedleyNJS.