This September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it is all about raising awareness of how young people and young people's families can be affected by cancer. There are many different ways to support the charities that work directly with those dealing with childhood cancer. You can purchase a golden ribbon, which is the official symbol of support for childhood cancer charities ( a giant version of a golden ribbon is currently on display in London's Kings Cross train station), you can also donate through Charity Choice, or even volunteer your time.
The survival rate of childhood cancer is approximatley 75%, but there are many charities that are working very hard to make that figure 100%. You can find the full list of charities in our directory, but we have added a few of them below so you can learn more about the great work that they do.
The trust aims to provide in-patient support to children with cancer, they also provide special holidays for children recovering from cancer, and the trust funds ethical and original research into the causes and treatments of cancer.
The hospice cares for young people up to the age of 25, and is the only children's hospice in East and West Sussex. They also provide facilities where patient's families can stay and receive support.
Founded in 2011, the trust provides a range of services for the families of critically sick children. The services include transportation to and from hospital appointments, providing subsidized lunch vouchers, and massage therapy to help ease the daily stress that the parents can feel.
CCLG supports essential research by offering grants and funds to research communities. They also produce a variety of free publications that are designed to support patients and their families through cancer.
The charity aims to provide support for children and their families, right from the point of diagnosis. They provide support, both practical and emotional, and campaign to rasie awareness of childhood cancers.
Candlelighters is founded and run by parents of children that have had, or still have, a form of cancer. The trust is designed to help provide a shoulder to lean on through support groups, and they also help parents to gain access to the information that they need.