The Children’s Cancer Recovery Project operates as part of the larger charitable organisation Cancer Recovery Foundation UK, this branch off project focuses exclusively on working with children under the age of 18 and their families. Currently the organisation is affiliated with 118 Children’s Hospitals, Oncology Treatment Centres and Hospices across the whole of the United Kingdom. Every year thousands of children and their families are helped by our programmes thanks to the cooperation and support of these centres.
Cancer is a difficult and depressing diagnosis for anyone to experience and children and their families can find themselves deeply affected for many years due to the long treatment and relapse risks as the child continues to grow and develop. Through the generous support of our donors and supporters The Children’s Cancer Recovery Project delivers toys and games to entertain children receiving treatment 3 times a year at Christmas, Easter and the summer. In 2015 we were able to deliver over 15,000 toys and games to children with cancer all across the UK. To find out more about our gift bag programme, please visit our Bear-able Gift Bag page here.
Taking time off work whilst undergoing cancer treatment can have a devastating affect on a family’s finances even in the short term. Estimates from the Citizens Advice Bureau show 4 out of 5 cancer patients are around £570 a month worse off since their diagnosis, with many patients turning off their heating and cutting out meals in order to keep a roof over their heads. The Cancer Recovery Fund provides emergency bridge payments directly to the utility companies and landlords, ensuring that each child has a warm, safe place to call home while recovering from cancer.
Last year Cancer Recovery gave over £70,643 to 369 families and individuals during their cancer treatment to help them with this financial shortfall. To find out more about our grant, visit our CRF Fund page.
Thanks to the NHS cancer patients in the UK have access to the very latest and the best treatments available. However in many countries this is not the case and even the most basic treatments are limited and difficult to get hold of. This is why we at Cancer Recovery work in partnership with developing countries to help bring cancer treatments to those in need. In 2014 we provided medications and medical supplies to clinics in Kenya and Guatemala helping hundreds of patients. For more information on our work abroad please visit our International Aid page here.