Our campaign for government funding

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Young Lives vs Cancer has experienced a huge increase in demand for its social work support services while dealing with a 60% drop in income. Fundraising events, including the Virgin Money London Marathon, have been put on hold or cancelled yet our support is needed now more than ever.  

With your help we launched a campaign to highlight the importance of our services and asked the  government for funding to ensure Young Lives vs Cancer can continue its vital work. 

This is how we did it: 

  • 27 healthcare professionals highlighted how Young Lives vs Cancer supports the NHS
  • 4,200 young cancer patients and their families supported by Young Lives vs Cancer signed an open letter to show what our support meant to them
  • 34 MPs called for £750,000 to help Young Lives vs Cancer  fund vital social care support for children and young people with cancer.  

We hope that the government will engage with us and hear the voices of children and young people with cancer and the ways in which coronavirus has impacted them and their families.