17 year old Josh used a grant to buy a laptop to help him with his engineering studies
Our Thrive Not Just Survive grant for young cancer patients, in association with our partner Societe Generale, is back and open for applications. There's lots of different ways you can use the grant to reach your career or educational goals, just like Shellbie, 24, did last year.
This Thursday Kira will be receiving her A-Level exam results. Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, this results day is unlike any other.
Lois’s story: “The hardest was when I was in hospital, when I was really ill and I just wanted to cuddle her.”
Lois was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 19, after months of back pain so painful she couldnt lift her baby daughter
Oliver’s story: “The support from CLIC Sargent was vital, we couldn’t have functioned without it. No family should have to face cancer alone. We know what a difference the vital emotional, financial and practical support can be.”
Mark and Donna’s family were supported by CLIC Sargent when their son Oliver, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, and with soft tissue sarcoma in 2018. He sadly died aged 15 last year. Here, Mark and Donna share their story.
Tayen’s story – “It’s normal for us to be at home and in isolation, she knows where all of her family members are, her anxiety is much better at the minute”
While at home shielding with her family, Tayen has been doing what she loves best; drawing!
Dylan-James’ story: “We were busy making our family’s plans of hopes and dreams for Dylan-James’ bright future ahead and overnight our whole world changed. Life gave our little boy childhood cancer.”
Dylan-James passed away just weeks before his 4th birthday, after being diagnosed with Wilms Tumour 11 months earlier. Alison, Dylan-James’ mum, shares their story.
Benji, who was diagnosed with leukaemia at three years old, stars in CLIC Sargent's emergency appeal TV advert
John’s Story – “Eight weeks after running a marathon I was on chemotherapy. It was a whirlwind of a time.”
John was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lyphoma four weeks after running the Belfast Marathon. After treatment, he struggled and fell out of love with exercise until his CLIC Sargent social worker encouraged him.
Jamie was diagnosed with leukaemia at 19 and, after the cancer developed, he went on to have a stem cell transplant at 22.