A message from the founder of Rob’sARTTT
Rob Holland

robJust before my 15th birthday (Mother’s Day), I was taken into hospital. Previously, I had been back and forth to hospital and been diagnosed with different problems, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, a hernia and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

On my last visit, the doctor noticed that my prostate gland was swollen and I was finally admitted for further investigation. After a number of blood tests and scans, they noticed several tumours in my abdomen. I was transferred to The John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital in Oxford, where the Consultants confirmed I had the rare cancer, (DSRCT).

I had 5 courses of chemo, which made me feel really sick, and I lost 3 stone in weight. I was fed with a feeding tube straight into my abdomen, to help maintain my weight. All this was to no avail, as the chemo had little or no affect on the tumours, that were later to take my life.

My aim is to raise awareness of this rare Cancer and to fund research into the disease. I hope to help save lives or at least give others a longer and better quality of life. I also hope to ensure that other teenagers know about this rare and very agressive disease.   Rob 9/5/92 – 4/9/07


For information about DSRCT please click here.

Please see our Links page for stories of other brave people who have lost their lives to DSRCT.



UPDATED  15th Jan 2019 @ 19:10

1 day ago

We would like to thank the Wycombe High School's Nightingale House for fundraising during the last school year and raising a massive £1,593.47. This was such a delight for us to receive this. Thank you to the students for all your hard work. 🤩

3 weeks ago
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Rob and mums graves, summer ready

3 weeks ago

We raised £60.50 at our Bingo !Thank you to all who attended. such a fun evening xxxx

3 weeks ago

Bingo Sunday 5pm

The Poets Corner. Shelley Road, off Calver Hill.
Look forward to seeing you!

1 month ago
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Thank you to everyone who attended bingo tonight... We raised £117! Was a great evening seeing you all.

1 month ago

BINGO tomorrow 5.30 start. Hope to see you all there.

2 months ago

£111 was raised over our weekend in sainsbury's. Thank you to all the customers who have helped raise funds over the last year. We will miss being sainsbury's charity of the year. We will let you know the total figure for the year as soon as possible.

We still hope to get some collection dates and hope to still have Holmer green Senior school choir singing at xmas... x

2 months ago

Sadly our last weekend here in sainsbury's high wycombe...

2 months ago

we raised £69.50 At the FEAST ON THE Holmer Green Senior school
Thank you to Steven Holland, Rob's younger brother and his biker group THE EXILED for running the stall today. The total will be announced soon from the students of Holmer green Senior school. Thank you to everyone who donated to Robsarttt. xxx

2 months ago

All set up and ready at the Holmer Green Senior School FEAST ON THE FIELD today... look forward to seeing you

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