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Here are some organisations where you will be able to find a variety of different forms of help and support.

Anthony Nolan

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.

Benefits and Grants available for people living with cancer

A guide to financial help available when you have cancer.



Formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Caring Cancer Trust

Holidays to the Alps for children recovering from cancer.

Chemo to the Rescue

Chemo to the Rescue – a children’s book about leukaemia.

Child Bereavement Charity

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.


Child Death Helpline

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.


Children’s Wish Foundation International

Based in the US, they give children days and out and organise treats.

Christian Lewis Trust

Tel: 01792 480 500

Provides counselling, support groups, play therapists and breaks.

CLIC Sargent

Tel: 0800 197 0068

Provides information, support, care grants and respite breaks.

Counselling Directory

A confidential service that can help you find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in your local area.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

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.

Dreams Come True

Tel: 0800 018 6013

Makes dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children across the country.


Eva’s Angels


Provides short breaks in a caravan on the Kent coast, for families who are affected by childhood cancer. Set up in memory of Eva.

Family Fund

Tel: 08449 744 099

Provides grants to low income families caring for a disabled or seriously ill child.

Give Kids the World

Resort located in Florida. Contact via their online form.

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tel: 020 7405 9200

Accepts applications from international patients.

Hannah’s Appeal

Tel: 023 9257 0810

Holiday home in the New Forest available for families of children who have cancer.

Heads High

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.

Jamie’s Wish Trust

Tel: 01903 368524

Sends personally tailored wish boxes to cancer patients in England and Wales, aged from birth to 25.

JD Travel Insurance Consultants

Tel: 0844 247 4749

Accepts all kinds of medical conditions and age groups.

Leukaemia CARE

Tel: 08088 010 444

24-hour dedicated helpline.

Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund

Tel: 0170 873 436

Provides support, care grants and respite breaks.

Little Princess Trust

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.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Tel: 0808 808 00 00

Helpline, information, local support, financial assistance.

Make a Wish Foundation

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.

OMV (Order of Malta Volunteers)

Activity holidays for sick or disabled children and adults.

Over the Wall

Tel: 02392 477110

Runs activity camps for children and young people aged 8-17 who are affected by serious and life-limiting illnesses.

Paul O’Gorman Lifeline


Helping children with life-threatening illnesses from poor countries.



Tel: 020 7923 5500

Counselling in schools.

Rainbow Trust

Tel: 01372 363438

Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness through support workers.

Rays of Sunshine

Tel: 0208 782 1171

Grants wishes for seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years. Can grant hospital ward wishes and organise outings and large scale events.


Online advice for teens and young people when a parent has cancer.

Solving Kids’ Cancer

Tel: 020 7284 0800

Supports families affected by high-risk childhood cancers in the areas of neuroblastoma, brain tumours and sarcomas.

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Tel: 020 7262 2881

Grants wishes for children who have a serious or terminal illness.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Tel: 020 7612 0370

Improves the lives of teenagers and young people with cancer.

The Compassionate Friends

Tel: 0845 123 2304

Bereaved parents offering friendship, support and understanding to other bereaved parents.

Together for Short Lives

Tel: 0845 108 2201

Support for families who have a child with a life-limiting illness.

Tom’s Gift

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.


Willow Foundation

Tel: 01707 259777

Special days for seriously ill 16-40 year olds.

Winston’s Wish

Tel: 08452 03 04 05

Provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families.

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