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Matthew and Charlie’s Story

Matthew (13) was diagnosed with leukaemia in November 2018. He & his Dad Charlie have shared their experience of cancer and how important it is to have emotional support from charity’s like Cancer Fund for Children.

Watch Charlie and Matthew’s Story


Therapeutic Short Breaks

Thanks to your  generosity we can provide free therapeutic short breaks to hundreds of young people like Matthew and his family every year.  Our short breaks allow families to relax and spend special time together in a safe and supportive environment, that is far removed from hospital wards and treatment regimes.

‘The energy Matthew got from having all the other kids around and to build up friendships again is really important.’


The impact peer support has on young people should never be underestimated and our therapeutic short breaks provide young people and their families the with opportunity to meet others going through a similar experience.

Find out more about our services here.