The following organisations are members of the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance.
Therapeutic recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses, and their families. Programmes take place at a fairytale castle in the beautiful foothills of Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains.
Donna’s Dream House
Provides free year-round holidays in Blackpool for families affected by a child’s life-threatening illness, and recently bereaved families. A magnificent playroom, four themed apartments and a teenage unit bring a sense of fun into children’s lives.
The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust takes young people aged between 8 and 24 on life changing sailing and multi-activity trips to help rebuild their confidence following treatment for cancer. The trips create a safe and supportive environment where the young people can spend time with others who have been through similar experiences to them. The trips help reclaim independence lost during prolonged periods of treatment, help overcome physical barriers that long-term illness can build, create new and enduring friendships and most importantly, they are loads and loads of FUN!
Over the Wall Gang Camp
Provides free life-changing activity camps for children affected by cancer and other serious illnesses, modelled on Paul Newman’s renowned SeriousFun Camp. OTW gives children one glorious week of confidence building, fun and friendship based on a Therapeutic Recreation Programme.
Paul’s Fund is a charitable trust held by the Charities Aid Foundation that provides grants to cover the cost of a respite holiday break staying at Paul’s Place in North Devon for young adults and their families facing diagnosis of a terminal or life threatening illness, bereavement or who are long term unpaid carers.
Free activity based holidays for individuals or groups
of up to 8 young people (14 to 30) with any malignant disease. The YCT holiday house is located minutes
from Bournemouth’s beautiful beach, and activities are provided at no cost.