Snooker stars visit cancer unit

West Country snooker players Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski are visiting the site of a new £2.5m specialist cancer unit in Bristol.

Full report: snooker stars visit teenage cancer centre

Every year in the South West 200 young people, between the ages of 16 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer. But if they're over 16 they're treated on adult wards.

Now though, the first specialist teenage cancer unit is being built in the region and work should be completed next year. Professional snooker player, Jack Liz-oww-ski Lisowski, had cancer when he was a teenager.

Today he visited the site with former world champion Judd Trump. Here's our Bristol reporter, Katie Rowlett.

Trump and Lisowski visit teenage cancer centre site

Construction of the first specialist teenage cancer unit in the South West looks set to be completed on time in 2014.

Teenage Cancer Trust Ambassador and World snooker player Jack Lisowski was given an exclusive look at the site in Bristol this morning alongside fellow snooker player Judd Trump.

Cheltenham born Jack was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma aged 16 so knows how important this specialist unit will be.

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West Country snooker stars visit cancer centre

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At the construction site with @jacklisowski for @teenagecancer Bristol unit today.. Coming on nicely, still another £750,00 to raise

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Been with @judd147t at the construction site for @teenagecancer Bristol unit. Looking good, can't wait to see it finished!

Snooker stars to visit site of new cancer centre

West Country snooker players Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski will pay a visit to the site of a new £2.5m specialist cancer unit in Bristol.

New £2.5m teenage cancer unit planned for Bristol. Credit: ITV West

They'll be joined by former young cancer patients and ambassadors from the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They'll be seeing how construction is coming along since plans were unveiled in May.