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Young Cancer vs Lives

Every day 12 children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. 

When a child is diagnosed, life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also families being torn apart, overwhelmed by money worries, of having nowhere to turn to and no one to talk to. That’s where Young Lives vs Cancer steps in. 

The charity helps families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. They face it all together – but can’t do it without you.  

Your donation will help Young Lives vs Cancer provide essential support. Here’s what your money could do:

  • We gave out 6,088 grants to children and young people with cancer, amounting to £1,188,000
  • We launched a crisis grant appeal in response to the cost of living crisis to provide an additional £500,000 for young cancer patients and their families, in addition to our grants, to help with the increased costs of heating, clothing and petrol
  • We welcomed 487 families, who had 1,166 stays in our 11 Homes from Home
    Our social-work teams provided individual, tailored support to 7,068 children and young people who have cancer, and their families
  • Currently, around 900 children and young people under 25 struggle with a cancer diagnosis without the age-specialist support they need

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