The Robin Cancer Trust is the UK’s only germ cell cancer awareness charity.

Through attending events, using the power of social media and delivering awareness talks, we raise awareness of testicular and ovarian cancers in young adults. Our dedicated campaigns highlight the importance of early detection, promote awareness of the signs and symptoms and tackle the ’embarrassment factor’ in young men and women.

Since 2012, we have reached over 10 million people online, with a social following of over 50,000 – and have directly reached more than 150,000 people at events across the UK.

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Our Inspiration

The Robin Cancer Trust was founded in 2012 by the Freeman family following the untimely death of their son and brother, Robin Freeman, aged just 24.

Robin was diagnosed in the prime of his life in 2011 with a Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumour (a grapefruit-sized tumour in his chest). Following 10 months in treatment, including several rounds of chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant, he was told there was nothing else his medical team could do. He passed away surrounded by his loved ones on December 10th 2011.

His family promised him that ‘he would never just be a photograph on the wall’ and that something good would be born of his tragedy. Robin inspires us to raise awareness, reduce embarrassment and save young lives through the early detection of germ cell cancers.

We want to prevent another family from going through what we did.

Our Campaigns

Our life-saving awareness campaigns are aimed at young adults – raising awareness, reducing embarrassment & saving lives through education and empowerment. Our mission is to reach every young man and woman in the UK with our message of awareness – providing the next generation with the skills and knowledge to save their lives.


Testicular Cancer Awareness Campaign

What do you call yours..? Balls? Nads? Ghoulies? Whatever you call them – make sure you check them! Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-49, but it is 98% curable if detected early – and just 2 minutes a month could save your life. Start #TalkingBollocks about testicular cancer and learn how to check yourself now!



Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign

In the UK, 1 woman dies every 2 hours of ovarian cancer… Late-stage diagnosis costs lives – we want you to know #YoureNotOvaryacting when it comes to your health. We are here to educate and empower you to learn the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, which is 90% curable if detected early. Listen to your body, she knows you best.