World Cancer Day 2018

This World Cancer Day, 4 February 2018, we're asking our supporters to band together for young lives against cancer. Wear a Band Against Cancer to show your support for CLIC Sargent.

World Cancer Day 2018

Get your Band Against Cancer wristband online now for a suggested donation of £2. There are three colours to collect - plum, teal and grey.

Band together with CLIC Sargent in the lead up to World Cancer Day by wearing yours. Please share your selfies and tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bands are also available from Morrisons stores, J D Wetherspoon pubs and selected H Samuel and Ernest Jones stores.

Hidden costs

In the lead up to World Cancer Day CLIC Sargent is highlighting the hidden costs of cancer and the importance of banding together.

Our Hidden Costs report reveals a cancer diagnosis often affects a young person's mental health, not just their physical health. 79% of young people we surveyed felt cancer had a serious impact on their emotional wellbeing , while 70% of young people experienced depression during their cancer treatment.

"Cancer breaks your self-esteem and leaves you emotionally fragile... if only everybody could understand this like CLIC Sargent does." A young cancer patient.

Getting support from others was crucial. 87% of young people said the support they received from CLIC Sargent Social Workers, psychological services and online was vital in dealing with the emotional impact of cancer and 73% said talking to others with similar experiences helped them to cope.  Read more from our report

Watch our film

Young cancer patients Daisy, Mo and Tyler share how they felt when the doctor said 'it's cancer' - and talk about the support they received from CLIC Sargent.

How CLIC Sargent helps 

Our CLIC Sargent care teams support young cancer patients emotionally, building their resilience so they can continue to learn, regain their confidence and self-belief and be inspired to think beyond cancer. 

Our services are independent and solely funded by CLIC Sargent. Find out more about how we support young cancer patients.


We'd love you to fundraise in the lead up to World Cancer Day and on the day itself to show support for our vital work. You could try one of these fundraising ideas:

  • Hold a pink and black dress down day
  • Donate an hour of your salary
  • Hold a bake sale or coffee morning

Check out our World Cancer Day fundraising fact sheet, and print off a World Cancer Day poster to help us promote our bands.

We are on hand to help you with fundraising support and can provide you with all the fundraising materials you might need to help make your event a huge success. 

Get in touch

Please get in touch by calling us on 0300 330 0803 or emailing