Children’s cancer charities and support groups
There are organisations and groups that can give you information and support if you’re caring for a child with cancer.
Some parents find it helps them to meet other people with similar fears and worries to share information and advice, and support each other. There may be support groups for particular cancer types, for parents, or groups at your local cancer support centre.
Our cancer nurses can help you to find information and support. Call Freephone 1800 200 700.
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
Dedicated advocacy group for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancers and their families.
Their aim is to ensure that these adult survivors can access appropriate, structured and comprehensive long term follow up care and support in Ireland to assist them to achieve healthy and fulfilled adult lives.
Childhood Cancer Foundation
Children in Hospital Ireland
Children’s Leukaemia Association
A purpose-built therapeutic centre for children aged 0‒24 diagnosed with cancer and their families. Based in Newcastle, Co Down, it is operated by the Cancer Fund for Children. Open to children and their families from the Republic of Ireland.
Hand in Hand
Julie Wren Trust
A trust that provides complementary therapies for children with cancer at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin. It also provides funding for palliative care for children at home or in hospital.
Tel: 01 409 6300/087 968 7469
Ronald McDonald House
The Gavin Glynn Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Beads of Courage
Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Jigsaw (formerly Headstrong)
Health Talk Online
Teenage Cancer Trust
TYAC (Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer)
The Little Princess Trust
Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
A leading children’s charity in the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. The CCLG produces a wide range of publications – books, booklets and factsheets – based around many aspects of children’s cancer.
Lymphoma Association (UK)
Macmillan Cancer Support (UK)
National Cancer Institute (US)
Neuroblastoma UK (formerly Neuroblastoma Society)
For more information
1800 200 700