Plan the Perfect Picnic for Children with Cancer UK

July is National Picnic Month, what better way to celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions than to bring your friends and family together in person, at a safe distance or even virtually online, to help fund specialist research so that every child survives their cancer diagnosis. 

Life for children and young people with cancer and their families is no picnic, so why not come together to help those who can’t meet up at the moment. We need your support more than ever to give hope to children facing cancer. Raise over £12, in recognition of the 12 children and young people diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day, and receive one of our Children with Cancer UK wrist bands as a thank you for all your amazing fundraising efforts. Don’t forget, you don’t have to organise an elaborate spread, or if you can’t host your own physical picnic you can still support our cause by setting up a virtual picnic and donating the price of a picnic lunch. Set up your Perfect Picnic Facebook Fundraiser

How to start your fundraising

  1. Choose a venue, date and time for your perfect picnic.
  2. Set up your perfect picnic Facebook fundraising page and share it with your friends and family to help spread the word.
  3. Don’t forget to use our perfect picnic cheat sheet full of useful recipes and handy tips.
  4. Decorate your garden or house with our editable posters and bunting for the perfect picnic.

Set up your Perfect Picnic today

Help us bring some joy to the nation over soggy sandwiches and a flask of tepid tea by recreating your own perfect picnic, whatever that may look like. Celebrate National Picnic Month and host your own during July or into the summer season in August, and make the most of the good weather and coming together with family and friends. Set up your Perfect Picnic Facebook Fundraiser

Get social

Join in the conversation online and share pictures of your perfect picnic. We’d love to see those picnic blankets covered in delicious treats for family and friends to enjoy, so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@Childrenwithcanceruk), Facebook (@Childrenwithcanceruk), and Twitter (@CwC_UK). Why not get even more creative and make some of your picnic food bell shaped? Your bell shaped treats symbolise the end of treatment bell, which every child with cancer wants to ring. With your support we continue to invest in vital research so that every child and young person can finish their treatment and ring that bell. Still have a few questions? No problem! Send us an email at
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Now, more than ever before, we need your help. In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, families of children and young people with cancer are facing an immense added pressure. Their child is not only facing cancer, but may also be facing a higher risk of infection. Some types of cancer and treatments can lead to a weakened immune system which makes it harder for those affected to fight off infections like the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  By hosting your perfect picnic for us, you are helping us fund lifesaving research that aims to develop more effective curative therapies with fewer toxic side effects, giving hope to young cancer patients and their families everywhere. Register your picnic today

What inspired this event?

Phoebe was diagnosed with Wilms Tumour, a type of kidney cancer, just before her second birthday. After the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to a lockdown, Phoebe was unable to hold a bake sale at school. Instead she organised a virtual tea party with a group of friends over Zoom. Together, Phoebe and her friends raised lots of money to help children with cancer. Our huge thanks to Phoebe and her friends for their creativity that has helped inspire this event. Read Phoebe’s story
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