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Speaker profile: Kate Collins

Image titleKate has worked in UK charities for nearly 20 years and joined Teenage Cancer Trust in 2009 initially to lead fundraising, becoming a Director in 2013 and, in March 2018 Chief Executive. Teenage Cancer Trust has led the way in the creation of world-class cancer services for young people, providing life-changing care and support. The charity has 28 specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people (aged 13 – 24) together; ensuring they are treated by teenage cancer experts. There is an expanding Teenage Cancer Trust team of clinical specialists of nurses & youth workers and Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing this much needed specialist nursing and support. Kate is leading a strategy to ensure the charity can reach all young people with cancer in the UK and is ensuring that young people and their needs remain at the heart of everything the charity does.