Looking back at 2014-2015

This year, we've helped more young cancer patients than ever before.

We focused on reaching more 16 to 24-year-olds and launched our new online community to help young people support each other. Paul's House, our new children's Home from Home in Belfast, has helped many families stay close to their child during treatment. And our second Home from Home in Belfast for 16 to 24-year-olds is due to open at the end of 2015.

We helped around 6,800 young cancer patients

Our impact


We reduced the practical and financial impact of cancer treatment on a child, or young person, and their family

  • £1.06m in grants to help families, young people and their partners cope with the extra costs of cancer
  • 30% more enquiries dealt with by our welfare advice service
  • 1,389 people stayed together as families in our nine CLIC Sargent Homes from Home

We supported the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children, young people and their families

  • 3,106 newly-diagnosed children and young people received vital practical and emotional support
  • 359 families stayed at our holiday home in Scotland
  • 21,000 information booklets, packs, leaflets and DVDs sent out

We supported family life and maximised the time that children and young people can spend safely at home during treatment

  • 1,814 children and young people, and their families, supported by our nurses
  • 3,220 home visits by our nurses
  • 3,331 visits by our social care professionals outside of hospital

We maximised children and young people’s potential by enabling them to access education, training and employment opportunities

  • 501 visits to talk to teachers and pupils about childhood cancer
  • 163 visits by our social care professionals to schools, colleges and universities
  • 15% increase in opportunities for children and young people to share their views

Our supporters

Our supporters have helped thousands of children and young people cope with cancer and its treatment, and get their lives back on track after treatment. Whether you're a supporter, member of staff, one of our 3,500 volunteers or a corporate supporter, thank you.

Find out who our supporters are ›

Our supporter highlights

Thanks to our supporters in 2014/2015 our income was £25.04 million.

Our corporate partners

  • Our 13-year partnership with J D Wetherspoon has now raised an incredible £10 million.
  • Network Rail reached over £1.8 million towards its £2 million two-year partnership target.
  • Supermarket chain Lidl UK GmbH raised over £400,000 through staff fundraising and support with Lidl products in store.

Our individual supporters

  • More of our supporters are now donating monthly, with the figure rising by 24% this year, giving a total yearly income of £4.4 million.
  • Our legacy income increased by 61%, with £4.1 million received from people who left gifts in their Wills.
  • Our shops across the UK raised £2.7 million.
  • Over 100,000 people donned wigs for a day in May 2014 to celebrate our third Wig Wednesday event and raised more than £250,000.
  • More than 6,000 supporters got their kit on to run, cycle, trek, swim, skydive and race their way to raising more than £2.6 million this year.


How you gave your support in 2014/2015

How you gave your support in 2014/2015
  • £7.5m
    Income generated from local fundraising initiatives throughout the UK and mass participation events
  • £4.1m
    Income from donors who leave us a gift in their Will
  • £2.7m
    Income raised by selling products in our shops, through mail order or online
  • £2.8m
    Donations from trusts and foundations, income raised through special events and large gifts from individuals
  • £3.4m
    Income raised through our corporate partnerships
  • £4.4m
    Income from individuals giving cash donations
  • £0.1m
    Investment and other income

How we supported children, young people and their families in 2014/2015

How we supported children, young people and their families in 2014/2015
  • 38%
    Reducing the practical and financial impact of cancer treatment
  • 27%
    Supporting emotional wellbeing and resilience
  • 21%
    Supporting family life and maximising the time spent safely at home
  • 14%
    Enabling access to education, training and employment

Find out more

Full report

Full report

If you'd like to find out more about our impact, you can download the full version of our Annual report and accounts here as a PDF.

Impact summary

Impact summary

For a summary of our impact in 2014/2015, you can download our impact PDF here.

Aiming high

Looking forward

If you'd like to find out more about our ambitions for children and young people with cancer, you can download our strategy 'Aiming high' here.