We are very grateful for the support we receive from generous philanthropists – whether individuals, trusts, senior volunteers or committee members – who play an invaluable part in our fight for young lives against cancer.

Michaela, a young person supported by CLIC Sargent, holding a balloon

Young Lives vs Cancer relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to fund our work and we give all of our support to families for free.

Individuals and Trusts who donate significant gifts are essential to making sure we can continue to fight for young lives against cancer. Yet at the moment, we’re only reaching two out of the three children and young people who need our support. That’s good, but not good enough. So we’re fighting tirelessly to change this and we can only do this with your support.

The difference you make

As one of our most valued supporters, you’ll be at the very heart of making sure a future exists where all children and young people with cancer, and their families, receive the support they need.

We’ll work alongside you to ensure that your philanthropic objectives for supporting Young Lives vs Cancer are realised and you can experience the difference your gift is making. We pride ourselves on providing bespoke support to those committing to us on such a significant level, to make sure donating to Young Lives vs Cancer continues to be a motivating and fulfilling experience.

Special events

  • St Nicholas Gingerbread House Decorating Parties. Join us in the festive celebrations and host your very own gingerbread house decorating party between the 1 and 12 December 2021.
  • A Very British Affair. Join or support us at our annual gala on 9 September 2022, where we’ll be celebrating all things British.
  • Young Lives vs Cancer’s Sunningdale Golf Day on 20 September 2022. Are you a keen golfer? Our 25th Anniversary event will be taking place at the exclusive Sunningdale golf course. Enjoy a day of 18 rounds followed by a delicious three-course lunch.

Get in touch

To find out more about our work and the impact your support could have, please contact Sian Cooper at

Charitable Trusts and Foundations

The support of trusts and foundations is crucial to Young Lives vs Cancer’s work. We’re dedicated to working closely with trusts and foundations to fulfil our shared charitable endeavours, and we’ll take care of all the practicalities – whether it’s finding an appropriate project that fits with your objectives and interests, providing a progress report or arranging a personal visit to see our services.

Projects supported by trust funding

Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust has been part-funding a young person’s social worker based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh since 2001.

Our founder, Miss Hunter, had a special interest in supporting people with cancer and we welcome the work of CLIC Sargent in developing a much needed service for teenagers and young people which helps them to increase in self-confidence and independence and minimise the impact of cancer on their lives.

Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust

The McClay Foundation has been generously supporting our No Place Like Home programme in Northern Ireland.

It has been a strategic goal of the McClay Foundation to assist children and young people, and their families, in Northern Ireland who have been diagnosed with cancer. The CLIC Sagrent Homes from Home programme is an excellent and well designed venture and the McClay Foundation is delighted to be part of it, and in particular Paul’s House and Amy’s House.

The McClay Foundation

How you can help us

If you are interested in joining our fight for young lives against cancer, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Liam Mills, Philanthropy (Trusts) Team Manager, on 020 8752 2973 or email: