Supporting children with cancer and their families
Each week two children and young people in Northern Ireland are told they have cancer.
On average, a family will make a round-trip of 95 miles, up to five times a week to access the cancer treatment their child needs in Northern Ireland. The cost of travel and sometimes temporary accommodation is a huge financial strain for some families.
This essential facility is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. It will provide free accommodation for families whose children are having cancer treatment at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
In total, CLIC Sargent has invested more than £1.5million to establish its first Home from Home in Belfast. The funds will help to support children with cancer and their families at the home for three years.