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

3 days ago

We now have 8 skydivers for Robsarttt !!! anyone else ?

6 days ago

Halloween disco... Sat 19th Oct.......at the Riverside 7pm

Get tickets now an receive 20% off.

we are selling them in vets4pets inside pets at home...

or call/text 07791540014 or if prefer email me: amanda@robsarttt.co.uk

Lots of fun and spooks!!!

1 week ago

Thank you everyone for your kind words of support today.. really helped me.. Charlie, your kindness, patience and love was so amazing today, thank you for my poppy gift too...... and to the ladies who came to the meal tonight, Jayne, Mandy, Diana, Kate, Sarah & Charlie... to end a sad but eventful day... visiting John Radcliffe hospital, crem, and Cemetery....

1 week ago
Photos from RobsARTTT's post

A day in memory.....

1 week ago
Photos from RobsARTTT's post

Today 12 yrs ago...... I should have been looking forward to sending my son off to yr 11.... Making new memories. He had his whole life ahead of him, all his dreams and Hope's.. instead, MY CHILD DIED TODAY ... OF CANCER!!!!!!
I have no new memories or photos, I can only keep going back over and over . Today and every day we remember Rob, his courage and bravery, determination lives on in me and gives me the strength to go on...

Rob, miss you and love you so much. I will continue your ... See more

1 week ago

Skydive confirmed, 9th may 2020 at 12.30.. for 5 skydivers... I will contact you shortly. Please get your deposit early so I can secure your jump on this day... Thanks !!

2 weeks ago

We have a confirmed skydiver, now need 4 more jumpers to secure a group booking at a reduced price ....

2 weeks ago

Tickets are starting to sell for our Halloween disco.
pm me for yours.
This is a family disco but a group of adults will enjoy this as much. And it is a charity event, so please support us, we desperately needs funds to keep the research going. Thank you!

2 weeks ago

Ok.. Who would like to skydive for Free!
So I am getting abit of interest in a skydive. The jump will be 9th May 2020 what would have been Rob's 28th Birthday...
Please pm me with name and email and I can send you some forms (just for you to read) along with a cover email from me to explain how it all works.

looking forward to seeing how many people are interested.

Amanda x

3 weeks ago

We raised £86.50 at out bingo tonight. Thank you to everyone who attended .xxx

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