Cancer Fund for Children Cancer Fund For Children

Contact Information

Curlew Pavilion, Portside Business Park, Airport Road West, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT3 9ED
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Telephone Number
028 9080 5599
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Additional Information

Cancer Fund for Children is here for children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent with cancer. We offer support to families in their home, in the community, on the hospital ward and at Daisy Lodge.

Cancer treatment is frightening, challenging, and isolating and can devastate families emotionally, physically, and financially.

For a diagnosed child, months of gruelling treatment and its side effects can impact their mental health, their education, and their friendships. This is also an extremely worrying time for siblings who can feel like the forgotten child as their parents focus their attention on their sick sibling.

For many parents struggling to care for a child with cancer, whilst working and maintaining a family routine, a childhood cancer diagnosis can place an enormous strain on their relationships and their finances. Children who are struggling to cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis life becomes full of fear and uncertainty, whilst their parents worry about how to talk to their children about cancer.

At Cancer Fund for Children, we understand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and its treatment have on the whole family, and that beyond the essential medical care, there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt.

Our aim is to empower, connect and strengthen families, so they feel equipped to deal with whatever cancer throws at them.

Cancer Fund for Children is also here to help bereaved families cope with the emotional pain of losing a child or parent to cancer.

With our amazing supporters by our side, we will ensure that children and young people don’t have to face cancer alone

Criteria for support is:

  • Children and young people : Children and young people aged 0-24 diagnosed with cancer in the last 2 years.
  • Parents/Carers : Parents diagnosed within the last year, or diagnosed prior to this date, but have disease recurrence in the last year and have a child aged 0-17.

You can make a self-referral by completing the online form here or a referral can be made on your behalf by a healthcare professional involved in your child’s or your own nursing or medical care.

For more information see website

Available to Age Groups
Families/Children aged between 0-24 years old
Category of Services
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer Support Services
Areas covered
  • All of N Ireland
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker

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