Cancer Research UK Little Star Awards
Nominate a child for their Litte Star award. Every child gets one but siblings also get a certificate. TKMaxx sponsor the awards so your child will get a voucher too.
They have a range of excellent publications.
Childhood Cancer Helplines
When a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer, the questions can be endless. If you are a patient, parent, sibling, family member or friend, there are childhood cancer helplines you can call:
gaps:line Tel. 0845 121 4277 www.gapsline.org.uk
Torbay Holiday Helpers Network
This organisation provides holidays in Devon for families of children with cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support financial advice http://www.macmillan.org.uk/HowWeCanHelp/FinancialSupport/FinancialSupport.aspx
The Neuroblastoma Society http://www.nsoc.co.uk/
The Brain Tumour Charity This is the go-to charity for brain tumours in the UK. We especially like the information available in the ‘about us’ section, referencing why it is better to centralise approaches to research rather than setting up a new individual charities or supporting individual institutions. (That’s a philosophy we support across all cancer research – it’s hard to raise funds, so why dilute the funds and duplicate the work? ) http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org.uk
Methoselioma Guide www.methoseliomaguide.com
Coping With Cancer (Leicester) A support charity based in Leicester which hosts various support groups, free complimentary therapy and even a choir! For anyone affected by cancer, including carers and family members http://www.c-w-c.org.uk/
Postpals A charity that sends messages, cards and sometimes gifts to sick children. http://www.postpals.co.uk
Please contact us and let us know of any sites you think other parents will find useful.