Are we nearly there yet?
Our research shows that parents of young cancer patients are struggling to keep a roof over their heads or heat their homes because of the huge cost of taking their child to hospital for life-saving treatment.
Sign your support to ask all party leaders to finally commit to a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund to help families afford the cost of travelling for essential, life-saving treatment.Join our fight for a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund
Young cancer patients have to travel to specialist cancer centres across the UK for life saving treatment, which is often not available at their local hospital. This means families are burdened with an average round-trip of 60 miles to get to and from hospital for treatment, spending at least £180 a month on petrol when treatment is at its most intense. Other families are forced to pay out hundreds in taxi fares or public transport costs.
The length of cancer treatment for young people varies from months to over three years, which can mean hundreds of journeys back and forth to the hospital.
We don’t think this is right or fair. Now has to be the end of the road for travel costs.
Join our fight for a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund