We are currently looking into how we can make best use of our funds to provide services and support for patients and their families and will update the website as soon as we can. In the meantime, below is a list of organisations that provide help and advice and ways to contact them.
Maggie’s is a charity providing free cancer support and information to anyone living with cancer. Professional teams including cancer support specialists and psychologists can provide help and information on talking to family members and children about cancer and dying.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan offers physical, financial and emotional support “to help patients with cancer live life as fully as they can.”
It has specific advice on talking to children and teenagers about a cancer diagnosis.
There is also a helpline to provide advice and information on support services in your local area: 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week, 8am-8pm.
Marie Curie provides services to help people living with a terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have left.
It also has helpful written information for patients and their families and a helpline that can provide further information and support: 0800 090 2309, 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 11am – 5pm Saturday.
Cancer Research UK
Hope Support Services
Hope Support Services provides safe online support, accessible from anywhere across the UK, to young people aged 11-25 when a close family member is diagnosed with cancer. It also offers weekly youth sessions and monthly ‘Hope on the Road’ trips in some areas of the country. This allows young people the chance to meet others in the same situation, share experiences and chat to Hope’s professional team, either online or in person.
Jigsaw (South East)
Jigsaw (South East) provides support to children and young people who have a family member with a life-limiting condition and grief support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant family member.
The charity works throughout Surrey and surrounding areas but also has helpful written information that can be accessed through its website.
Please note this list is not exhaustive and will be updated as we acquire further information.