Max’s Story

Max is 7 years old and was diagnosed just after his birthday. His mum Laura told us:

“After repeated blood tests we received the news that he had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (high risk). We were blue lighted from Stoke Mandeville hospital to John Radcliffe Oxford and the following day treatment began.

“Max takes his treatment in his stride and has times where he is energetic and you wouldn’t know there was anything wrong. But he’s recently started a new treatment due to his latest biopsy showing an increase in the cancer cells and this will run for 24 hours a day for four weeks via his Hickman line.

“The Cancer Support warmable teddy has really helped with the stomach aches and pains Max has on a regular basis.

“Max struggles with his emotions and anger since he was diagnosed and finds it hard missing out on day trips and school, especially when his brother still leads a normal life.

“His diagnosis turned our world upside down but we continue to be positive and as long as Max is still smiling it keeps the family going.”

If you can, send a child like Max a warm Cuddle for Christmas.

How it works your gift
How it works delivery to hospitals and hospices
How it works Christmas cuddles delivered

Send a ted to a hospital bed this Christmas for just £12.


How will my £12 gift help children with cancer?

Your donation will help us to send 1,200 teddies to children receiving treatment for cancer in hospitals across the UK this Christmas. We are aiming to deliver the teds by 21st December, just in time for Christmas.

Where will you send the teddies to?

We have reached out to children’s cancer wards and hospices across the UK. With your help we can send out 1,200 teddies in time to provide a Christmas Cuddle.

I need cancer support, can you help me?

Of course. Please take a look at our Cancer Kits and Cancer Coach. These services are available free of charge to cancer patients and people who have completed their treatment.

I’d like to set up a regular gift to help even more children and adults in 2024

Thank you so much! You can set up a monthly gift here. We really appreciate our donors’ support as we are only a small charity and we do not receive any government support.

What if you raise more money than you need?

Our Cuddles for Christmas campaign aims to deliver 1,200 warmable teddies to children being treated for cancer in hospital this Christmas. If we’re lucky enough to raise more money than we need, any extra will be used to help fill cancer kits to send out to cancer patients. We receive no government support and our services are needed more than ever. Thank you.