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 month ago

Thank you for the kind donations from customers of Vets4Pets Wycombe Marsh for popping money into our charity tin, raising £17.56

1 month ago
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What a fantastic evening at BINGO! raising £142!! Thank you for all your support. P.S. The cakes were a hit.

1 month ago

cakes ready for tonight bingo! Hope to see you all there.

1 month ago

This Sunday.... Bingo.. Hope to see you all there. 5.30pm start. at the Poets Corner, Shelley Road, Carver Hill.

2 months ago

Congratulations to Mr M. Rothery our 7th prize winner of the Tassimo Coffee Maker Happy New Year to you.

2 months ago

Congratulations to J. Smith our 9th prize winner of the Breville Blend Active. Happy New Year to you. Awarded by Julie Lurvey (pictured right).

2 months ago

Had our charity tin dropped off by Maria Light who runs a few Slimming World groups. Raising a massive £266.89. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to Rob's ARTTT

2 months ago

Thank you for all your support at our monthly bingo! Raising... £46 . It was a fun evening

2 months ago

Bingo tomorrow night. 5.30 look forward to seeing you at The Poets Corner Community Hall, Shelley Rd, off carver hill, high Wycombe.

2 months ago

Merry Xmas from Rob's ARTTT. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through the years. Most of all, keeping Rob's memory alive... We have raised over £265,000 for The ICR at the Royal Marsden, Surrey, who We would like to thank them for all the hard work in the 9 years of Research so far, in hope to find an effective treatment for D.S.R.C.T.

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