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Young cancer patient Crystal on stage

Fight Club: Leave a legacy of hope with your Will

Crystal believed cancer had destroyed her dream career but a Young Lives vs Cancer grant changed everything.

“Our children and young people’s cancer plan is ambitious but it should ...

Helen Gravestock, Director of Policy, Influencing and Voice at Young Lives vs Cancer on why a Children and Young People’s Cancer Plan is so needed.

A child who has had cancer makes his way to school

How do Young Lives vs Cancer Social Workers support young people in education?

Education is a huge part of young people’s lives, and a cancer diagnosis can throw their plans completely off course. We asked two of our social wor...

What we’ve been doing for #RunningOnEmpty across the UK?

Ben, our Devolved Nations Policy and Public Affairs Officer, shares the different approaches we are taking across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales...

Our Research Manager explains how important research is for #RunningOnEmpty

Young Lives vs Cancer's Policy Evidence and Research Manager, Rich, shares the importance of research for our #RunningOnEmpty campaign

Dylan’s story. His family had to travel to hospital up to four times a wee...

Dylan was diagnosed with leukaemia at just two years old. He went to hospital for chemo three or four times a week, and the journey take up to an hour...

Young Lives vs Cancer Campaigns Manager holding sign reading Stop young cancer patients and their families running on empty

Team Young Lives took a trip to UK Parliament – but why were we there?

Lauren Marks, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Young Lives vs Cancer, shares what happened when we took the #RunningOnEmpty report to Parliament

Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker, Lyn, wears her new Pride badge

Our Pride badge has arrived

Social Worker, Lyn, shares her thoughts on the importance of Pride and our new Pride badge for the young cancer patients she supports.

Dan’s story. Hearing he had cancer just after moving in with his partner

At 23, Dan had just moved in with his partner and was working full-time as a retail manager when he got the news he had Hodgkin's lymphoma.