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  5th Nov 2018 @ 19:10

July 23, 2018, 2:11 pm

This Saturday 10am - 4pm we are holding the Sausage Sizzler 🌭 at Bunnings/Homebase in loudwater. Please come along and support us.

Also, our Bingo 📣 at The Poets Corner Community Hall, Shelley ... See more

July 11, 2018, 6:28 am

Thank you to Jessica Louise and the kids of Aspire Blueprint for raising £64.05 !!
Holding football competitions, cake sales, face painting, sponsored silences. Well Done! x

June 29, 2018, 7:40 am
Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year


please vote and share. time is running out. xx

At Sainsbury’s, we want to make as big and positive an impact as possible in our local communities. So every year we work together with our customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the ... See more

June 25, 2018, 7:01 pm

Thank you Mel Ricketts for raising £114 on our monthly bingo and running the event. We really appreciate all the help. xxx

June 22, 2018, 9:25 pm

BINGO. Sunday evening 5pm for 5.30 start. at The Poets Corner Community Hall, Shelley rd, Carver Hill . Please pop along and support us. Look forward to seeing you there. Thank you to Mel ... See more

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