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  8th November 2020 @ 3.37pm

10 months ago

The skydive has been pushed back to 9th August. Remember, we still have one more space available if anyone in interested!

10 months ago

We wish you all a magical day!.....

11 months ago

In these, tough times, I have looked at the charity accounts and discovered, some money paid in... Thank you so much for some large charitable donations. I have yet to work out where they have come from. So thank you to kind company donations.

Our total raised to date is................................

£282,324.18 !!!!!

Lovely to see funds are still coming in!! Feeling very emotional right now.

11 months ago

We have decided to postpone the Easter Hunt until further notice.
Please be safe everyone.

11 months ago
RobsARTTT Documentary

On such a significant day as today..... I am sharing you this documentary. It put perspective on life at this difficult time for us all.. Your child may not be able to go to school or have their ceremonies this year. But you have your child to hold and love. This is a very special piece if work that I can not thank the students of Bucks New Uni for producing. Names, listed are Simon Padley, Jack Bonner, Alex Ditchburn and Charlotte Rumsey... x

A documentary made in my second year at Buck New Uni Other Credits to Simon Padley, Jack Bonner and Alex Ditchburn

11 months ago

Until further notice, our bingo will sadly be postponed.

11 months ago
Rob's ARTTT - The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Rob’s ARTTT (A Rare Teenage Tumour Trust) was set up by Rob Holland, who died of Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour (DSRCT) in 2007, aged 15. It was his vision to raise funds to support research, in the hope of finding an effective treatment for the disease. 10 years on, his mother, Amanda Dunke...

12 months ago
ROBSARTTT Easter Treasure Hunt

Date for your diary, Sunday 12th April 10am - Please come and join us and buy your tickets on Eventbrite.

Help us raise money for local charity ROBSARTTT by taking part in a family Easter treasure hunt around town, collect all the clues to win.

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