Useful Links

Cancer Support Links - If you would like to have your organisation listed here in our useful links section then please email Georgina


Action Cancer (Belfast NI)

A support group for people suffering from the effects of cancer, based in Northern Island Tel: 0208 9080 3344

A Child of Mine

A resource for bereaved families that has been developed by the Routledge family after their experience of losing their son Lewis to Neuroblastoma.

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

A site that links patients to donors. Tel: 0901 882 2234

Aplastic Anaemia Trust

Offers support and information to patients, their families or anyonecoping with aplastic anaemia. Tel: 0870 487 0099

Aurora Wellbeing - Worksop

Aims is to help and support survivorship to local people with a cancer diagnosis at any stage of their cancer journey, their families and carers. Tel: 01909 470985

NHS Blood Donation

We need more young donors (17+) to help save lives for a wide range of reasons such as to treat cancer, surgery or trauma or childbirth. Donors must weigh at least 50 kg and be in general good health and you can donate three times a year. Donate with a friend by booking appointments together. Follow NHSBT at Tel: 0300 123 23 23 to book an appointment.

Blood Platelet Donation

This website provides a list of all clinics where people can donate blood platelets.

Beating Bowel Cancer

Provides support to bowel cancer patients & their families, raises awareness of symptoms & promotes early diagnosis.

Brain Tumour UK

Provides support and scientific research to improve the lives of brain tumour patients.

Bristol Cancer Centre

Tel: 0845 1232310

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

Offers complementary therapies for people suffering from cancer.


Through research, campaigning and education we want to eradicate breast cancer for good.

Bustin' Your Balls

Here to make testicular cancer a less confusing subject.

Cancer Central

Cancer Central is a new and growing digital platform providing a central source of information for those affected by cancer and those who care for them. Whatever your questions or needs, we aim to signpost businesses, services and charities - locally, nationally and online - who can offer the advice and support you need.

Cancer Relief UK

Assist cancer sufferers in the UK who experience financial hardship during their illness.

Cancer Research UK


Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. Available online as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202, it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them.

Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance CCPA

The Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance is a union of 38 parent run organisations across the UK who share a mission to improve the lives of families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer.


Nurses service. Patients wanting information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials. Chat site for patients is at

CCLG - Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

An association of healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and care of children and younger teenagers with cancer, and underpins all the activity in paediatric oncology in the British Isles. A useful information resource for families and health professionals. Tel: + 44 (0) 116 249 4460

Changing Faces

We’re a charity for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance. We aim to help individuals lead full, confident and satisfying lives. We aim to transform public attitudes towards people with an unusual appearance. Our goal is 'face equality' and we promote fair treatment and equal opportunities for all, irrespective of how they look. Tel: 0300 0120 275

Chemotherapy and beyond

Offers the latest chemo information for cancer patients, their families and carers.

CLIC Sargent

Offers support to children and young people with cancer and their families. Tel: 0300 330 0803 Email

CML Support Group

Computer information & support, web based only.

Cord Blood Center

Dedicated to promoting the benefits of cord blood banking. Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including leukaemia, lymphoma, and anaemia and is now being used in older patients.

Ducks and Drakes Cancer Trust

Supporting younger bowel cancer patients in Dorset.

Education and Advocacy

Manager employed by the Teenage Cancer Trust works across the South West region with the PTC and all shared care hospitals providing specialist advice and guidance on any issue related to education or work. If you need help in getting back to school/college, advice on education fees or perhaps some work experience please ask your key worker for a referral or you can contact Simon direct by email

Eleanor Rose Foundation

Our primary goal is to connect individuals in active treatment for cancer, and those who care for them, with people who have a skill, service or product to offer. Ellie's Friends will connect adults, living with and recovering from cancer treatment, with businesses, individuals and charities who have something to offer them for free or at a discount rate. It will also direct people with cancer in the direction of existing services supplied by cancer charities working throughout the UK. It will act as both a directory service and encourage social support for a sector of society with acute needs.

Families Facing Cancer

Offers emotional and practical support.

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Over 150,000 children are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital every year ear.

International Myeloma Foundation

Helps people cope with everything a diagnosis of myeloma brings. Tel: 0800 980 3332

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

is the only charity specifically dedicated to women and family affected by Cervical Cancer and Cervical Abnormalities. Tel: 0808 802 8000.

Laura Crane Trust

Dedicated to funding research specifically into cancers affecting 13-24 year-olds.

Leukaemia Busters

Their objective is to develop treatments for children and adults with currently incurable forms of leukaemia. Tel: 023 8077 5590

Leukaemia CARE

Focus’s on the care and support of people with leukaemia. Tel: 08088 010 444 (24 hours)

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Their research is focussed on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments for all blood cancers. Tel: 0207 405 0101

Look Good – Feel Better

Helps women manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Tel: 01372 747 500

Lymphoma Association

Provides medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families and friends. Tel: 0808 808 5555

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides practical, medical and financial support to cancer suffers. Tel: 0808 808 00 00

Marie Curie

Provides free nursing care to cancer sufferers and those with other terminal illnesses in their own home. Tel: 0800 090 2309

Mesothelioma Symptoms

This site is designed to inform the public about one of the most dangerous lung diseases in the world, mesothelioma.


Mesothelioma offers the most comprehensive and current information on Doctors for Mesothelioma Patients and treatment options for patients including the benefits of alternative medicine if you have received a cancer diagnosis.

Mesothelioma Guide

is a comprehensive resource for patients with mesothelioma, offering instant access to top doctors, cancer centers and treatment options.

Mesothelioma Group

The Mesothelioma Group helps mesothelioma patients and family members receive treatment and support for their mesothelioma diagnosis.

My Name is not Cancer

Providing people with cancer a variety of information based on actual experience, which may help empower the individual to maintain identity and sense of self.

Airports & Special Needs Travel - A Complete Guide  


Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance.

Cancer Fund for Children

Cancer Fund for Children is the leading local charity that provides practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people aged 0 to 24 affected by cancer & their families.


A UK-wide support network providing information and support for everyone affected by ovarian cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Helping spread awareness about Pancreatic Cancer and facilitate raising funds for research.

Paul's Fund

A charitable trust that makes grants for a holiday break to young adults aged approx' 18 to 30 facing diagnosis of a life threatening or terminal illness such as cancer, bereavement, or having a significant long term caring role for a family member. The holidays are to be taken at Paul’s Place which is located in the delightful village of Georgeham near Croyden on the beautiful North Devon coast and offers both B&B and Self-Catering accommodation. Grants from Paul’s Fund will cover the full accommodation costs of up to six people (the young adult plus a partner, family members or a friend) along with travel and daily allowances.


Working to understand the causes and mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour in children, young people and all with wild-type GIST. Our work is aiming to improve treatment, provide highly specialised care plans and find a cure for this rare form of cancer.We also offer support and information to all those with this cancer and their families. Email:

Peter's Place

A drop-in centre called Peter's Place where young cancer sufferers (or at the Trustees discretion sufferers of life limiting illness) aged 16-30 and their families and friends can go to socialise and find relaxation, befriending, counselling, information and support.

Offers the most comprehensive and current information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.


Aims to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families who have been affected by cancer by offering a variety of sailing experiences.

Shine Cancer Support

Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone diagnosed with any cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring. Email:


Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations. Call this phone number in United Kingdom with Skype: +441535645453 or Tel: 01535 645453

Simon Says

Provides a professional service to support children, living in Hampshire, following diagnosis of a terminal illness or following the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other relative or friend.

Spirit Jump

The Spirit Jumpers send cards and gifts to people all over the world fighting cancer in an effort to lift their spirits.


The international patient organisation for survivors of childhood cancer.

Team Jak

Scottish charity. Providing practical, social and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and related illnesses, their families, friends and those bereaved. Tel: 01506 412302

Teenage Cancer Trust

TCT's vision is a future where young people’s lives don’t stop because they have cancer. We make sure they’re treated as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Helps young people build on their self esteem, low self confidence and to reduce the feeling of isolation, realising that others are facing similar challenges

Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC)

A membership organisation which helps all professionals involved in the care of young people with cancer to work together to improve knowledge and services. Tel: + 44 (0) 116 249 4483

The Sarcoma Trust

Promote and protect the physical and mental health of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas in the United Kingdom.

Wessex Cancer Trust

Offers counselling, complementary therapies and grants to cancer sufferers, friends and family. Tel: 02380 672 200

Why Bother?

Because over 2 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with cancer, a lot of children and young people will know someone affected by it.

National Charities - Children & Young People Care & Support

Canteen (Cancer in teenagers)

A young person support group in Ireland. Tel: 00 35 318 722 012

Childhood Cancer Research Group

Research study group. Tel: 01865 617800

Children with Cancer UK

Conduct research, help support and raise awareness support we provide and research we fund into fighting the UK's biggest child killer. Tel: 0207 404 0808

Christian Lewis Trust, Children’s Cancer Charity

Improve the quality of life for children affected by cancer and to provide emotional & practical support to them and their families during this stressful time. Play Therapy, UK Holidays in Wales, Disneyland Paris and Disney World Florida Holiday Programmes, Bereavement Support, Befriending and Support Groups. Tel: 01792 480 500

CLIC Sargent (Cancer Care for Children)

Offers support to children and young people with cancer and their families Tel: 0208 752 2800


Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice & Support for Parents

Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved families and friends. Tel: UK 0345 123 2304 NI0288 77 88 016

Contact A Family

Provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Tel: 0808 808 3555

Emily Ash Trust

Provides holidays, laptops, pamper days and sibling days. Based in Surrey. Tel: 0808 808 3555

Happy Days

Fund and organise holidays, residential trips, days out and theatre trips throughout the UK for disadvantaged young people with special needs. Tel: 01582 755999

Winston’s Wish

This is a bereavement charity and provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families. Tel: 0845 203 0405

Little Princesses

Supply and fully fund wigs especially designed for children. Tel: Wigs: 01432 760060  Other enquiries / hair donation: 01432 352359

Living With & Beyond Cancer

Mustard Tree Macmillan Centre at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Call 01752 431465 and speak to project managers, Annie Charles, Debbie Clift and Slafka Scragg.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Provides bikes and equipment to children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Tel: Tel: 0300 500 4040

Free Kicks Foundation

Provides football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club.

KidsCan Children's Cancer Research Centre

Based in Salford - research cures and treatments for the 1 in 500 children diagnosed with cancer every year.

Action for Children

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK - for as long as it takes


Childhood cancer organisation for parents and relatives support.

Tayside Children with Cancer & Leukaemia

Provides support to families with children who suffer from Cancer or Leukaemia.

Poole & District Children's Cancer Fund

Registered address 6 Dingle Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2DR Tel: 01202 572439

PASIC Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children

Based in Nottingham. Tel: 07874 223462

PACT Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia

Based in Sheffield. Tel: 0114 272 4570

Leucan Support Group

Family support for children & young adults (up to 25 years) in the West Sussex area. Tel: 01903 207004 or 07532 222132

CHECT Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Information & advice (London) Tel: 0207377 5578


Family support Group in Swindon.

Cancer Choices

Information and support for cancer sufferers Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland. Tel: 0288 7729 850


Enhance the quality of life for people with cancer through imaginative programmes of challenging and dramatic activities using the outdoors. Tel: 01989 770 057

Tanya's Courage Trust

Offers support for young people with cancer throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Teens Living With Cancer

Website offering support and online place for support for teens living with cancer.


The ultimate goal of CoppaFeel is to reduce the incidence of late detection or misdiagnosed breast cancer.

Coping with Cancer

Coping with Cancer is a local charity supporting the people of Leicestershire & Rutland.

The Yorkshire Cancer Centre

The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal was launched to replace the Cookridge Cancer Appeal and help support the world-class St James's Institute of Oncology, Leeds.

Betty and Belle

Specialist bra fitting and advice service for ladies who have had mastectomies.


European Network for Adolescent and adult survivors of childhood cancer.

National Numbers (for general help and support)

Carers Association

This is an organisation fighting for the rights of carers. Tel: 0808 808 7777

Carers Org

Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers. Tel: 0844 800 4361

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advice for you and your family.

Counselling Directory

RSCPP Find a Therapist Service

All therapists are accredited/chartered/registered.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Promotes the well-being of bereaved people. Tel: 0844 477 9400


A network of disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people.

My Grants UK

Help & signposting for people with disabilities to access information and grants.

Hospice UK

Tel: 020 7520 8200

Language Line

Translation Services Tel: 0800 169 2879 My Grants UK

Red Cross

Help at home with useful aids. Tel: 0344 871 11 11

Support and Forum Websites A really useful blog about managing finances when living with disabilities - includes:
  • Managing Debt when Living with a Disability
  • Grants and Funding for Disabled Students
  • Essential Equipment for Wheelchair-Using Students and Their Financial Implications
  • Managing Financially if Your Child Has a Disability
  • Managing the Cost of Adaptations to Your Home when You have a Disability

Beyond Life

Beyond Life offer 24/7 impartial support in dealing with bereavement and funeral planning, as well as a free will writing service and guides to offer advice at such a difficult time.

Blog For A Cure

Community of cancer survivors supporting each other.

Bereaved Partners Support Group

Support group for people who lose their loved ones to cancer, funded by Macmillan.

Cancer Care Map

Online directory of cancer care services across the UK (Dimbleby Cancer Care)

CRUK Discussion forum

Check'em Lads

A testicular cancer support group

Youth Cancer Forum Scotland

This is a new youth cancer forum launched in Scotland in October 2007.

Hope Conquers

A new website, being developed as a resource of organizations that help people dealing with cancer, terminal illness, loss of life, and tragic events in their lives.

The Site is a guide to life for 16-24 year-olds. With articles on Health and wellbeing and a range of other topics, a question and answer service and a buzzing online community, tells it like it is.

BT Buddies

BT Buddies is a very useful website with information and help for information for high grade brain tumour patients in the UK

Chris Cancer Community

Chris is based in the UK and is a cancer patient. Through his personal experience and his current work, involving people affected by cancer he has learned that isolation is one of many challenges faced by people following a cancer diagnosis. Chris welcomes anyone to join his community to share their thoughts, feelings or just to read what others have posted and Chris's blog posts. 

Kicking Cancers Arse

Cory's personal experience of being diagnosed and overcoming cancer


A social networking site for 16 to 25's living with cancer in the South West UK

Something to Look Forward To

A charity website for people with cancer and their families to access a variety of gifts generously donated by people and companies.

International Cancer Related Websites & Charities

Check yo Nutz

The CheckYoNutz testicular cancer campaign urges all men to perform monthly testicular self-exams. -- You think we're nutz? We think we're saving lives.

Face the Sun

Face the Sun is an important new feature film that follows the lives of a young family dealing with breast cancer.

Hope and Belief Charitable Foundation

An associated member Ukrainian of volunteer association "Zhity zavtra", conducting activities in the field of fighting childhood cancer.

Kidney Cancer Association

Kidney Cancer Association, supporting Education, Research and Advocacy for kidney cancer patients, families, physicians and researchers.

Melinda Marchiano - Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery

Surviving Mesothelioma - A Patient's Guide

Mr. Kraus offers practical advice on what he did to beat the odds so that others can too.

The Fawwara Cancer Project

Translates real experiences of cancer into poetry. The project is all about speaking about cancer and breaking the silence and stigma with a special interest in the different ways that men and women go through diagnosis, treatment, grieving etc. Find us on Facebook and share your experience with us.

National Numbers - Holistic / Alternative Approach

The British Acupuncture Council

Tel: 0208 735 0400

British Complementary Medicine Association

Tel: 0845 3455977

British Herbal medicine Association

Tel: 0845 6801134

British Homeopathic Association

Tel: 01582 408675

British Wheel of Yoga

Tel: 01592 306 851

Institute for Complementary Medicine

Tel: 0207 922 7980

International Society of Professional Aromatherapists

Tel: 01455 637987

National Federation of Spiritual Healers

Tel: 01604 603247

The Shiatsu Society (UK)

Tel: 0845 1304560

Wigs & Hair & Hats

Wig Superstore

Helping people find wigs and hair extensions.

Hair prosthesis

Cancer wigs, wigs for cancer patients, hair wigs.


Aims to provide stylish hats for all ages with the one main requirement that they must be comfortable for people who have lost their hair through illness.

Other useful web resources & supporter sites

Raising Funding A public interest website at focused on fundraising ideas, activities and regulations

Something Pretty Specialist mastectomy bra fitting service in Glasgow, Scotland and mastectomy-wear advice over the phone. Gives advice aiming to help women feel comfortable and confident Tel: 0141 440 1999

Make a Change Make your voice heard on health issues, NHS, etc

Active Bournemouth

Local directory and supporter of YCT. Register your business and donate to YCT at the same time.

Give a Car

We’ve recently teamed up with Giveacar, the UK’s nationwide car donation service. They arrange free collection of your old or scrap car from anywhere in the UK, and raise money from it either through eco-friendly scrapping or auction. The money raised is then donated to us! To find out more about the scheme, or to donate a car to Youth Cancer Trust, please click here and it will take you to our page on the Giveacar website. ”  

Winter Sports Guide - Staysure

Our interactive winter sports guide contains all sorts of useful information that could help encourage someone to go skiing, for the first time with their family or friends. The tool provides someone with the nformation they might want on the lessons, the types of equipment they could use, or medical facilities that they could access at each resort. You can find our guide here: