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Children with Cancer UK teamed up with Thinking of You, a mobile donation app that allows users to send thoughtful messages and help charities too, to mark Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Every month 372 children and young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer, that’s 12 children a day. We were on a mission to crowd-source 372 ‘thoughts’ via Thinking of You to show our solidarity and support for those who need us.

With your support, 271 thoughts were sent with 415 firm engagements on the platform.

Thank you for supporting our campaign.

Brighten someone’s day

Can you think of someone whose day you could brighten a little, perhaps a friend or family member? You might be thinking of them because it’s a big day, a sad day or just because they’re great!

Follow the two steps below to send the thought and help us reach our target of crowdsourcing 372 thoughts whilst supporting Children with Cancer UK’s work in keeping families together.

Get started

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Download the app

Download ‘Thinking of You’ here. It only takes a minute!

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Start sending thoughts

Send a Thought (add an optional gift to Children with Cancer UK if you would like to)

I’m Thinking of You because…

I know it’s a big day

I know it’s a sad day

I’m here if you need me

It’s the day you rang the End of Treatment Bell

Good luck or celebrating a milestone, i.e. a year since treatment has finished/started, going back to school,

Just thinking of you, because I think you’re great

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Why support Children with Cancer UK by sharing a ‘thought’?

It only takes a moment to be thoughtful and brighten someone’s day. Sending a thoughtful message to someone is a great way to show solidarity and support if they are having, or have had, a difficult time. You can also add an optional donation to Children with Cancer UK and help raise vital funds and awareness to help those in the future who can benefit from our work.

Every month 372 families in the UK receive the devastating news their child has cancer. Children with Cancer UK funds vital specialist research to help save the lives of children with cancer and keep their families together. With your support of this ‘Thinking of You’ campaign, we can raise awareness of childhood cancer while raising funds to fight the injustice of cancer in children.

Please help us today:

Download ‘Thinking of You’ here 
Send a Thought (add an optional gift to Children with Cancer UK if you would like to)


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Cancer is the leading cause of death in children aged 1-14 years in the UK and survivors can face a lifetime of serious health issues as a result of the intensive treatments used to treat their cancer.

Childhood cancers are different to the cancers that occur in adults – dedicated research is needed.

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