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CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the leading children's cancer charity.

It helps children and young people (aged 24 and under)with cancer and their families through the long journey of treatment and support afterwards.

A CLIC Sargent grant of £170 is available for immediate needs to help pay for the extra costs of having a child with cancer. It is also able to offer Exceptional grants, Community Support grants and Compassionate grants for some individuals.

Applications should be made through a CLIC Sargent Social Worker or a healthcare professional.

The charity also owns Malcolm Sargent House in Ayrshire which offers family breaks and specialist weekends for young people, siblings, and bereaved families.

They also have luxury self-contained caravans in Exmouth in Devon, Pagham in West Sussex, Fleetwood in Lancashire and Filey in Yorkshire.

Both the house and the caravans are free to families for one week stays. To book a break contact the Holiday Administrator on 01292 671233, or send an email to malcolmsargenthouse@clicsargent.org.uk


Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Fighting Cancer provide bikes, adapted tricycles and equipment to children and young people who have been affected by cancer.

Bikes are available to children and young people 18 years and under who have been diagnosed with any cancer. Siblings and occasionally parents can also be considered.

To apply: complete the on-line form or print form and return to Cyclists Fighting Cancer, 2nd Floor, Wood Street Chambers, 8 Wood Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6JE


Kids Cancer Charity

The Kids Cancer Charity provides help and support to families of children with cancer.

It is able to offer a range of services:

  • Family support and befriending
  • Play Therapy - for children to express their feelings through toys instead of words.
  • Holiday Programme - Free breaks in the UK, Florida or Disneyland Paris.  This includes 3 caravans near the Welsh coast.
  • Bereavement Support
  • Travel Insurance

To apply: contact the appropriate person for the service you require from the list of individuals on the Contact Page.


Lennox Children's Cancer Fund

Lennox provides practical, financial and emotional assistance to children with cancer and their families.

Their care grants can help towards the extra costs of having a sick child such as travel expenses, household items, childcare and specialist equipment.

Lennox also provides respite breaks at English holiday homes.

These are available if your child is under 18 years and diagnosed with Leukaemia or cancer in the last 12 months.


Leukaemia CARE

Leukaemia CARE provides support to those affected with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other allied blood disorders.

It is able to offer financial assistance to patients and carers with utility bills, supermarket vouchers for food, or petrol for travel to hospital or small household items.

Applicants must be no more than four years post diagnosis or in the case of a bereavement not more than two years after this.

To apply contact the CARE line on: 08088 010 444.


Macmillan Grants

Macmillan, the cancer support charity is able to provide grants to adults, young people and children with cancer and those still affected by the illness or treatment.

The grants are one off payments to fund a wide range of needs. This could include heating bills, extra clothing, household items or a much needed break.

They are available for those household disposable income is less than £100 a week - this is the amount you have after all your housing costs and child maintenance have been made and savings of less than £6,000 (for individuals) and £8,000 (for families and couples).

Applications for a grant should be made by a health or social care professional who need to complete the form on behalf of the applicant.

Macmillan also provide funding for support and self help groups through their "Supporting You to Help Others" grants.


See also

Choices4U (for young adults 16-25 years)

The Joshua Foundation (for children)

Little Princess Trust  (wigs for children)

Pink Ribbon Foundation (for charities supporting breast cancer)

TACT (The Actors Children's Trust)

Youth Cancer Trust (Holidays 14-30 years)

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