Impact Report 2019
Every week in Northern Ireland another three young people age 0-24 will be diagnosed with cancer, and many more will be struggling to cope with their parent’s cancer.
We understand that beyond the essential medical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt. We also know that young people impacted by cancer are six times more likely to develop mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. That is why we exist, to help children and young people not just survive but thrive beyond cancer by connecting, empowering and strengthening them.
Every year we support over 500 families and 1,500 children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent with cancer. Our Impact Report celebrates our key achievements in 2018 – 2019, highlights the difference we are making to young people living with cancer and their families and going forward how we can improve and be bolder.
Last year we:
- supported 247 newly diagnosed families
- provided 1,335 individual support sessions to children and young people
- launched our Care Free Choir
- provided 409 families with a therapeutic short break
- provided 118 families with a self-catering break
- delivered therapeutic sessions to 1,402 family members
And our amazing team of volunteers were presented with the Queens’ Award for Voluntary Service.
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As always what we achieved in 2018-2018 would not have been possible without the continued support of our amazing donors, local businesses, trusts and foundations and support groups who helped us raise an incredible £2.27M.
Thank you for helping us be ‘together through cancer’ with young people and their families.