At STA Travel, we help millions of young travellers explore the world each year. Yet every day in the UK, around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer.

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These young people are friends, family and colleagues of the STA Travel community, who require expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word cancer.

In 2015, STA Travel formed a partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust and other charities around the world to help spread awareness and raise vital funds. Our CEO John Constable said: “There are specific challenges that come with having cancer when you are young. Normal life is suddenly turned upside down and treatment prevents you from socialising, playing sports and travelling. We want to spread the word about Teenage Cancer Trust, and their important work in bringing young people for treatment in a home-away-from-home-environment”.

In order to raise awareness and highlight the valuable work of youth cancer charities in making sure no young person faces cancer alone, STA Travel and Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK, Canteen in Australian and New Zealand and Teen Cancer America are launching a new charity single, where proceeds of song downloads will go to the charity.

The song titled ‘Forecast’ was written and performed by eight-piece Hip Hop Collective Along Came Shifty, a Brighton band recently featured on the STA Travel Sounds new music platform.

“Many of our friends and family have been touched by cancer’s unfair hand, and we’re grateful to help in the smallest way by providing music for this cause,” drummer Jake Martin said.

The video was brought to life by STA Travel Creative Director Tor White with the help of US filmmaker and cancer survivor Hernan Barangan, who is on his own mission to tell the stories of young people with cancer across the US.

You can download the clip from iTunes.

Over the next five years, STA Travel is raising money to support young people with cancer by giving travellers the opportunity to donate £1 or $2 with any booking made in the UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand. All the proceeds of ‘Forecast’ downloads from iTunes will also be split between the four charities.

Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund its important work. Find out more, get involved or make a donation at:

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