Welcome to Cancer Fund for Children

We’re here for children and young people diagnosed with cancer, or living with a parent diagnosed with cancer. We offer support in their home, community, on the hospital ward and at our residential centre, so that no family has to face cancer alone.

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Your Stories

  • "When Tom started treatment it was as if the cancer had robbed us of a normal family life. You can’t go out and show off the baby. You can’t do the things that other new mummies enjoy. It robs you of that special time. It was very isolating. Until you are in the situation yourself, you really don’t know how invaluable Cancer Fund for Children’s services are."

    Karen Brown
    Karen Brown Mum of baby Tom who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was just four weeks old
  • “Daisy Lodge became our sanctuary, our retreat away from hospital, our resting place, our safe place. I think my standout memory was seeing Zara laughing with the other children. When Zara was diagnosed with cancer, it was like a part of her disappeared. I just remember her sitting in front of the fire at Daisy Lodge and just smiling. She found her spirit again. She remembered who she was.”

    Nola Harrison
    Nola Harrison Mum of Zara Barnett who was diagnosed with Cancer aged 11.
  • “When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, myself and my husband Brendan became worried about how it would affect our three children. It was when I was in hospital getting treatment that I found out about Cancer Fund for Children’s Young Shoulders Programme. The children were able to go on residentials at Narnia Log Cabin. They were able to learn life skills, and share their feelings and experience with other young people who knew what it was like to have a parent with cancer. It made such a difference to them.”

    Michele Kelly
    Michele Kelly Whose children Aimee, Eimear and Ben were supported by our Young Shoulders Programme