Archives: Stories

Isabella’s story: ‘We don’t want to ring the bell yet until all this is over’

Thursday 10 September 2020

Isabella finished her last round of chemotherapy on the day the country went into lockdown and has yet to ring the end of treatment bell

Rosie’s story: ‘we were totally on our own when we found out it was growing again’

Thursday 3 September 2020

Rosie and her Mum, Claire, struggled with not being able to see friends and family due to lockdown when Rosie was told her tumour was growing again

Ethan’s story: ‘In the space of 48 hours we went from Ethan playing with his mates on the beach to being told he’s got cancer’

Thursday 3 September 2020

Ethan passed away last November after being diagnosed with a tumour on his brain stem in Summer 2019

Sumayyah’s story: ‘All I could do was just cry all the time, I remember Sumayyah was wiping my tears’

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Sumayyah, 3, is looking forward to celebrating the first anniversary of her life-saving stem cell transplant, donated by her Mum Amira

Josh’s story: “A grant helped me keep my education on track”

Wednesday 26 August 2020

17 year old Josh used a Thrive Not Just Survive Grant, made possible by our partner Societe Generale, to buy a specialist laptop to help him with his engineering studies after being diagnosed with cancer.

Shellbie’s story: “I have confidence going forward into the working world”

Thursday 13 August 2020

Our Thrive Not Just Survive grant for young cancer patients, in association with our partner Societe Generale, is back and open for applications. There's lots of different ways you can use the grant to reach your career or educational goals, just like Shellbie, 24, did last year.

Kira’s story: “I was sure I didn’t want anything to affect my education”

Wednesday 12 August 2020

This Thursday Kira will be receiving her A-Level exam results. Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, this results day is unlike any other.

Lois’s story: “The hardest was when I was in hospital, when I was really ill and I just wanted to cuddle her.”

Monday 22 June 2020

Lois was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 19, after months of back pain so painful she couldnt lift her baby daughter

Oliver’s story: “The support from CLIC Sargent was vital, we couldn’t have functioned without it. No family should have to face cancer alone. We know what a difference the vital emotional, financial and practical support can be.”

Thursday 18 June 2020

Mark and Donna’s family were supported by CLIC Sargent when their son Oliver, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, and with soft tissue sarcoma in 2018. He sadly died aged 15 last year. Here, Mark and Donna share their story.

Mum Donna with Oliver.

Tayen’s story – “It’s normal for us to be at home and in isolation, she knows where all of her family members are, her anxiety is much better at the minute”

Wednesday 10 June 2020

While at home shielding with her family, Tayen has been doing what she loves best; drawing!