24hr Tech Timeout

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we challenge you to take on the Tech Timeout for Young Lives vs Cancer. When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, the first 24 hours are full of fear. Put your phone on lockdown for a day in September and stand by them as soon as they get the news. Together, we can be with them every step of the way. No matter what cancer throws at them.


Okay, we know it’s not going to be easy. But we think you’re ready for the challenge. By forgetting the phone for a full 24 hours, you will be supporting children and young people like Georgie. You may even discover something about yourself along the way too.

Every day, 12 young people are told they have cancer. The first 24 hours of their journey is full of fear. The cancer itself is frightening, especially when you’re only young. Then there’s the sleepless nights imagining the future. Sleepless nights worrying your family will be torn apart. The terror of what lies ahead.

By taking on the Tech Timeout, you will be standing by young cancer patients as soon as they hear the news. You will be making sure their first 24 hours and beyond isn’t full of fear.

Your fundraising will mean our social works can be there to take that weight off a family’s shoulders, so they can breathe again. We’ve been there before. With your help, we’ll take it all on together.

Ready to go phone free?

Amazing news! Click the button below and a member of our fundraising team will be in touch with you to make sure you have all you need to get that money rolling in.

We’re all about team spirit so if you’re taking on the challenge with your school, colleagues, family or friends then it’s music to our ears. Only one person from your team needs to register.