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Join our Cancer costs campaign

The financial cost of cancer in children and young people can be devastating. Act now and join our Cancer costs campaign.

Join our Cancer costs campaign

Childhood cancer is not only frightening, it can also be devastating for families financially.

From the moment the doctor says it’s cancer, unexpected costs can quickly mount up, such as travel to hospitals, car parking, and extra bills.

On average parents spend £600 extra per month.

Many parents are also forced to give up work and can be plunged into debt as a consequence of their child’s cancer.

We don’t think this is right or fair. 

Families should not have to face financial hardship because their child has cancer. 

Join our Cancer costs campaign  

Help us stand up for young cancer patients and their families and support our Cancer costs campaign.

Ways to support

  • Sign and share our petition to Prime Minister Theresa May
  • Tweet your MP - you may want to use the following for your tweet:
. [insert MP's @ Twitter handle], support @CLIC_Sargent #cancercosts campaign. Read the report & ask the PM how she'll address it
  • Text HELP to 70030 to donate £3 or donate online
  • Like and share  - spread the word on social media using the hashtag #cancercosts

Campaign update

Since CLIC Sargent launched the campaign in Parliament last autumn, you have helped us to contact nearly 250 MPs. Almost 11,000 of you have also signed our nearly 250 MPs. Almost 11,000 of you have also signed our petition asking the Prime Minister to take action. If you haven't already, you still have time to campaign and add your signature to our petition to help us reach 20,000!

As a result of these campaign activities and the research underpinning them, we have had lots of engagement with banks, energy companies and politicians across the UK, helping us to raise awareness of the issues faced by families and pledge support for #Cancercosts.

To help continue camapign activities throughout 2017, we have recently surveyed parents about debt, energy bills and dealing with banks so that we have even more evidence to take to government, energy companies and banks so that young cancer patients and their families getthe support they need.

We also want to learn more about parent's experiences of travel costs and accessing travel assistance schemes during treatment. If you are a parent of a young cancer patient (aged 0-24) we would like to hear your experiences. Keep an eye on our take part in research page in the next few weeks for further details.