Here are some organisations where you will be able to find a variety of different forms of help and support.
Matches blood stem cell and bone marrow donors to people with blood cancer and blood disorders. Also provides support to patient and conducts research into bone marrow treatments.
A guide to financial help available when you have cancer.
Formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Holidays to the Alps for children recovering from cancer.
Chemo to the Rescue – a children’s book about leukaemia.
Tel: 01494 568900
Support when a child is bereaved, or when a child has a terminal illness or dies. See their online shop for books and information for professionals and families.
Tel: 0800 282 986
Mob: 0808 800 6019
The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Based in the US, they give children days and out and organise treats.
Tel: 01792 480 500
Provides counselling, support groups, play therapists and breaks.
Tel: 0800 197 0068
Provides information, support, care grants and respite breaks.
A confidential service that can help you find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in your local area.
Tel: 0300 500 4040
Cyclists Fighting Cancer give bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people who have been affected by cancer.
Tel: 0800 018 6013
Makes dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children across the country.
Tel: 08449 744 099
Provides grants to low income families caring for a disabled or seriously ill child.
Resort located in Florida. Contact via their online form.
Tel: 020 7405 9200
Accepts applications from international patients.
Tel: 023 9257 0810
Holiday home in the New Forest available for families of children who have cancer.
Tel: 07717 532 021
Louise Stewart set up Heads High after her 7-year-old daughter found it hard to find suitable wigs after losing her hair during chemo. She has an online shop with products for children, teens and adults.
Tel: 01903 368524
Sends personally tailored wish boxes to cancer patients in England and Wales, aged from birth to 25.
Tel: 0844 247 4749
Accepts all kinds of medical conditions and age groups.
Tel: 08088 010 444
24-hour dedicated helpline.
Tel: 0170 873 436
Provides support, care grants and respite breaks.
Tel: 0845 094 4509
You can donate hair in the UK through the Little Princess Trust. For more information on the charity and how you can donate hair, please visit their website.
Tel: 0808 808 00 00
Helpline, information, local support, financial assistance.
Tel: 01276 40 50 60
They grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Tel: 020 8974 5931
Set up by parents, aims to help children and families in the Surrey and South West London area.
Access health advice and information from the NHS.
Activity holidays for sick or disabled children and adults.
Tel: 02392 477110
Runs activity camps for children and young people aged 8-17 who are affected by serious and life-limiting illnesses.
Tel: 020 7923 5500
Counselling in schools.
Tel: 01372 363438
Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness through support workers.
Tel: 0208 782 1171
Rays of Sunshine is an award-winning national children’s charity that brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large scale events.
Online advice for teens and young people when a parent has cancer.
Tel: 020 7284 0800
Supports families affected by high-risk childhood cancers in the areas of neuroblastoma, brain tumours and sarcomas.
Tel: 020 7262 2881
Grants wishes for children who have a serious or terminal illness.
Tel: 020 7612 0370
Improves the lives of teenagers and young people with cancer.
Tel: 0845 123 2304
Bereaved parents offering friendship, support and understanding to other bereaved parents.
Tel: 0845 108 2201
Support for families who have a child with a life-limiting illness.
Tel: 020 7840 7810
Created by The Tom Grahame Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, Tom’s Gift is a special present sent to children aged 0-16 who require treatment for any type of cancer.
Tel: 01707 259777
Special days for seriously ill 16-40 year olds.
Tel: 08452 03 04 05
Provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families.
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