Since I became ill, many people have provided me and my family with loads of help and support. Here are some of the charities and organisations who helped us during my treatment. Please click to go directly to the charities' websites.
Cancer Research UK continues to support research into all types of cancer and across all age groups. They focus on understanding the biology of cancer and aim to use this vital knowledge to save more lives.
The charity is increasing research in key areas such as early diagnosis, and hard-to-treat cancers including lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. The charity provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help children and young people cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
The aim of the HeadSmart campaign is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose children and young people with brain tumours in the UK by educating healthcare professionals and the public about the symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people.
Reducing the time to diagnosis should reduce the long term disability that many children and young people diagnosed with a brain tumour currently experience.
The main objective of tbccf is to relieve sickness and distress among children suffering from cancer and members of their families. We do this in any way that the trustees feel will be beneficial to the sick child, usually in the form of medical equipment, holidays, special gifts and research.
Teaming up with Macmillan Cancer Support and Debenhams, this charity aims to make young cancer patients smile by gifting a £30 gift voucher to spend on any toy or game they like. It also funds vital research.
When your child is diagnosed with a brain tumour it feels like your world has ended. These organisations helped our family when we needed it most.