Regional and Centre Specific Support
The following organisations are members of the Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance.
CALM – Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Movement
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust
CALM is run solely by parents and volunteers. We provide emotional, practical and financial support all local families who have a child with cancer or leukaemia. We are one big family, giving support to each other, sharing joys and success together as well as the bad times.
Leeds General Infirmary
We provide practical, emotional and financial support to children with cancer in Yorkshire and their families. We also fund research into new treatments and cures. Candlelighters is run by parents of children who have or have had cancer, and the medical staff who treat them. Together we CAN fight children’s cancer.
CCLASP – Children with Cancer & Leukaemia Advice & Support for Parents
Edinburgh and across Scotland
CCLASP helps children and teenagers suffering from cancer or leukaemia. We provide advice and support for parents, help with vital transport, organise annual fun outings to keep children smiling, and help with holidays to Disneyland. We also have have holiday homes in Berwick, Seton Sands and Perthshire.
CHICS – Children’s Cancer Support Group
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
We support the whole family of a child diagnosed with cancer in a variety of ways: newsletter, drop-in centres, regular parent meetings, telephone befriending, treats, trips and holidays for children and their families. We also have several caravans for hire.
COPARS – Childhood Cancer Organisation for Parents and Relatives Support
COPARS is run by and for families who have experienced childhood cancer first hand and seek to support each other. We provide support and friendship to families. We also organise fun events throughout the year for all the family, to help our children reclaim the joy of childhood.
Funded and run by Bethany’s Wish and helps to support children and their families affected by any childhood cancer in Coventry and Warwickshire. We provide a guiding light from diagnosis, treatment and beyond. We provide weekly refreshments and smiles at the local oncology clinic, annual family trips and B’s Bravery Bear Packs to all children. Our motto is together we are stronger!
Shoreham to Chichester
Established by parents of children attending Southlands Hospital, we support families living in the area who have a child or young adult (up to 25) diagnosed with leukaemia, cancer or bone marrow failure. Meeting together gives us the opportunity to share experiences and offer each other encouragement and support.
PACT – Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia
Sheffield Children’s Hospital
We provide trips and treats for families, two holiday caravans and accommodation near the hospital when families are attending for tests, treatment or follow up. We also support research at the hospital and provide equipment for the ward, clinic and community nurses.
PASIC – Parents Assoc. for Seriously Ill Children
Nottingham Children’s Hospital
We are a registered charity supporting families of children and young people diagnosed with cancer, leukaemia, brain tumours who receive at least part of their treatment at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
Poole and District Children’s Cancer Fund
ROHBoTS – Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Bone Tumour Society
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
T: 0121 624 4734
SPOCC – Society of Parents of Children with Cancer
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
We offer support to children and families through regular outings; peer support for newly diagnosed families; a refreshment area in clinic manned by members; a mini-bus to help with transport to and from hospital, and flowers for bereaved families.
TCCL – Tayside Children with Cancer & Leukaemia
Tayside, Angus, N.E. Fife and Perth
We offer hospital travel grants and small grants for equipment to help make family life easier (e.g. washing machine or winter fuel top-up). We also organise a program of fun events including family days out, Teddy Bears Picnic, Halloween party and pantomime visit.
The Joe Glover Trust
South of England, including Channel Islands
We offer practical, emotional and financial support to children, young people and their families suffering through childhood cancer,. We cannot always improve the quantity of a child’s life, but we do everything we can to try to improve the quality of life for the affected child and whole family.
Wiggly – Support for Families