Increasing the pressure for a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund

Over 10,000 people have signed our online petition calling on the government to help families with the costs of cancer – and now we need to increase the pressure on the politicians.

Increasing the pressure for a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund

Our research shows that children and young people with cancer have to travel an average of 60 miles to and from hospital, and when treatment is at its most intense that costs £180 a month.

With very little support available for young cancer patients and their families, and most not qualifying under the government’s current system, our latest campaign plans to change this – and thousands of people agree.

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CLIC Sargent supporters are now showing the government just how important this issue is – by going out in their communities and collecting as many petition signatures as possible.

How you can help

Can you download a paper petition and collect some signatures? You could ask your friends and family, or pass it around at work, or you could hit the streets. 

Or share the petition on whatsapp, email, Facebook or Twitter.

Day of action

On 19th September, we are going to make all the noise we can to make sure the government hears us. You can help us shout even louder – tell people why you’ve signed the petition and share the hashtag #CancerCosts. Keep an eye on our social media channels and share.

We're going to hand the petition into the Department for Health on 26th September so every single signature adds to the pressure for change, and shows the government that young cancer patients and their families go through enough without having to worry about the costs of travel for treatment.