Useful links

Anthony Nolan

Matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need life saving transplants.

Cancer Research UK

Fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner and provides cancer information to the public.

Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance

A union of 38 parent run organisations across the UK who share a mission to improve the lives of families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer.

CLIC Sargent

Helping families deal with childhood cancer together.

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

The trust takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing, to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer.

Kids Cancer Charity (Formerly known as Christian Lewis Trust)

Provides a range of services, all aimed to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. (formerly JimmyTeens)

A project for teenagers and young adults who have been affected by cancer. Using all aspects of media it enables young people to explore and express their feelings, and make some sense of their very personal journeys from diagnosis onwards.

Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund

Aim to make a positive difference to the lives of children suffering from cancer or leukaemia by offering practical, financial and emotional support to the whole family through their range of projects.

Little Princess Trust

Provides free real-hair wigs for children suffering hair loss from cancer treatment.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan has grown to become the largest cancer care and support charity in the UK. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Maggie’s Centres

Provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

Marie Curie

Provides care and support for more than 40,000 people living with a terminal illness and their families in the UK each year.

Over The Wall

Over The Wall provides free residential activity camps for children and teenagers living with serious health challenges and their families, to enable them to reach beyond their perceived limitations and rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Their camps help develop the confidence, self esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of campers.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Creates world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

Youth Cancer Trust

Provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital.

Other (non-cancer) children's charities and organisations that may offer help and support

Action for Sick Children

Provides advice and information for parents with children going to hospital. Offers counselling for parents and has leaflets and videos for children going into hospital.


Helping children with life-limiting illness, React works to give children comfort, dignity and where possible, greater independence. This past year, they have supplied a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.

Cancer information


Information for teenage and young adult survivors of childhood cancer, from Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

(National Cancer Institute - USA) Gives information for parents who have a child with cancer

(American Cancer Society -USA) Voluntary organisation dedicated to eliminating cancer through research and education

(Cancer Research UK) Patient information on all types of cancer and has a clinical trials database

Information about cancer, and video and audio clips of people talking about their experiences

NHS Choices

The online 'front door' to the NHS. The country's biggest health website, giving people all the information they need to make decisions about their health.