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CLIC Sargent is the UKs leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
•We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families
•We give financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer to help deal with the financial impact of cancer
•We provide free Home from Home accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment
•We offer free holidays and short breaks so that families can spend time together, with the support of our care professionals, away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer
•We provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information on childhood cancer and its impact
•We campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and to improve the support they receive.
World Cancer Research Fund UK
World Cancer Research Fund International is the worlds leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity.
We are a not-for-profit organisation that leads & unifies a network of cancer prevention charities with a global reach. These charities are based in the USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Hong Kong.
Since it started in 1982, the World Cancer Research Fund network has been a pioneer in research and health information on the link between food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of cancer.
Laura Crane Trust
he Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, where it can frequently strike in dangerous and complex forms. The Trust also funds measures to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses. Support is offered to all of the hospitals throughout the UK which treat teenage cancer (currently 39). To view a map and full list of the hospitals, please click to find out more...
Against Breast Cancer
Against Breast Cancer is the story of the personal crusade of our founders Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer.
Today, Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
We undertake world-class research designed to improve outcomes for people with cancer. We are a confident, vibrant and enterprising organisation and our scientists are world leaders in their fields. We are driven by a desire to understand the genetics and biology of cancer and to apply that knowledge to maximise clinical impact.
Cancer Fund for Children
The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children offers practical, emotional and financial support to children, teenagers and young adults with cancer, and their families.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need:
We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres.
Provide practical help at home anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital.
Provide emotional support, so we listen, advise and share information through our cancer support specialists, website and trained professionals.
Provide financial help| to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so we give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs.
Force for change:
listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law.
We fight discrimination – from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
Support for cancer patients, improve your health (raising awareness of symptoms), campaigns, public affairs (supporting legislation that helps individuals improve their health)
Elimination of Leukaemia Fund
ELF was founded in 1977 and registered as a national charity in May 1981. For almost 40 years we have been helping to advance the cure and treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplasia.
The Elimination of Leukaemia Fund, ELF, stands out as a leading blood cancer charity because it concentrates on patient centred work, supporting projects that have an immediate or near future benefit to patients and the treatment and cure of leukaemia, Hodgkins and other lymphomas, myeloma, and myelodysplasia.
For us the patient, their wellbeing and support for them and their families is critical. We are striving for better support for all those diagnosed with Leukaemia.
1. By funding new or improved facilities, the purchase of essential equipment and support clinical and nursing staff.
2. Contribute towards transitional research – whereby laboratory research can shape into new treatments
3. Fellowship awards – further education of clinicians. Nurses, clinical scientists and health professionals relative to Haematology.
4. Providing financial assistance to patients via our patient support grants.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation aims to provide help and hope to people affected by lung cancer. Founded in Liverpool in 1990, it is the only UK charity to focus solely on lung cancer care. The charity has a dual focus - saving lives and supporting people affected by lung cancer. It funds lung cancer research, supports the prevention of lung cancer by encouraging and helping people to avoid or quit smoking, and raises general awareness of lung cancer and its symptoms. It also supports lung cancer patients by running support groups, providing information to the NHS, and other measures.
The organisation was founded as the Lung Cancer Fund in 1990 by Professor Ray Donnelly, a thoracic surgeon working in Liverpool, where it provided the first lung cancer support nurse in 1991. In 1993 Donnelly proposed the creation of an international centre for lung cancer research. At this time UK entertainer Roy Castle had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and he agreed to raise £12 million to build, equip and run the new centre. The Lung Cancer Fund was therefore renamed the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Castle continued fundraising for the charity until his death in September 1994.
The charity has since expanded its operations to include a retail wing operating shops in the Merseyside area. It has funded numerous research projects across UK universities, and provides a research fellowship at the University of Nottingham. In 2011 it raised a total of £2.3 million towards lung cancer prevention and care.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK pioneers life- saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Our ground breaking research into the prevention, control and treatment of cancer has seen survival rates double in the last 40 years. But we can't stop there. Sadly it is still the case that more than 1 in 2 of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives, so it's vital that we continue to fight this terrible disease.
We have a bold ambition to see 3 in 4 people surviving cancer in the next 20 years, but we can't achieve this alone. With help from our supporters we're focusing our efforts in four key areas –
working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective. We are fighting for a world where no one's life is cut short by cancer. And we can only do this with the support of people like you. Together we will beat cancer sooner.
Tenovus Cancer Care
If you have cancer or you're close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of your community.
Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help you cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope. We're the leading cancer charity in Wales and, whenever you need us, we're here for you.
Marie Keating Foundation
Following their mother Maries death from breast cancer in 1998, the Keating family promised to try to provide all women and their families with vital information which could help them to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. Their collective aim is "making cancer less frightening by enlightening."
The Marie Keating Foundation is now a leading voice in cancer awareness and information for both men and women in Ireland.
The Marie Keating Foundation provides information on all the key cancers, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and bowel cancer.
The Foundation does not receive any Government funding and all of our services are provided free of charge. Without the support of our wonderful fundraisers, volunteers and corporate supporters across Ireland, we simply could not continue to provide these vital services and make one familys promise of making cancer less frightening by enlightening a reality.
Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow is a national cancer charity dedicated to bringing cancer treatment closer to patients' homes. Our Mobile Chemotherapy Units effectively reduce the long distances of travel and waiting times for treatment that patients often endure, and also help them to avoid the stresses and strains of busy Oncology Centres.
Breast Cancer Now
Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease.
We are going to change that.
We are Breast Cancer Now, the UKs largest breast cancer charity – and we are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
Prostate Cancer UK
We are Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK is the UKs largest mens health charity. We aim to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Supporting men and providing information
Our Specialist Nurses have time to talk and answer questions about prostate cancer and prostate problems. We provide free printed and downloadable information. Our online community and one-to-one support service connects men and their families with others who know what theyre going through.
Finding answers through research
Working with our 2012-2020 research strategy, We fund research into tests, treatments and the causes of prostate cancer
Leading change to raise awareness and improve care
With help from our volunteers, we work with the general public, the government and the NHS to raise awareness and get a better deal for men with prostate cancer.
Our work is guided by our ambitious MANifesto, launched in October 2012.
Ovarian Cancer Action
Ovarian Cancer Action strives to stop women dying from ovarian cancer by funding world-class scientific research leading to innovative treatment and progressive solutions.
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