In the past year, your support has made a huge difference to the lives of cancer patients

How your support touches the lives of people with cancer

In the hardest year any of us can remember, you’ve been here for cancer patients. Whether they were undergoing treatment or adjusting to life after, they found themselves cut off from loved ones, feeling more isolated than ever. But you reached out with your support, helping them to realise that they were not alone – and that others cared. We cannot thank you enough.

Here, we look at just a handful of people who we’ve supported over the last year – and how your generosity has really made a difference.

Dorothy's Story

Dorothy Cancer Coach volunteer

It was her son’s experience of cancer that inspired Dorothy to become a Cancer Coach volunteer. Read about her experience.

Louise's Story

Louise, 55, was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. After her treatment had finished, she participated in a Cancer Coach support group.

1,000 Christmas cuddles

Last year, we sent 1,000 warmable Christmas teddies to children’s cancer wards across the UK.

Our Comfort Kits appeal

This autumn, we’re launching out new Comfort Kits, specifically designed to meet the needs of older cancer patients.

The Kits contain a microwavable hot water bottle for patients who perhaps feel the cold more than most, especially during draining treatment, a magnifying glass to help an older person read medical notes and medication instructions clearly, anti-sickness bands to help alleviate the nausea associated with some cancer treatments, a heat pad to ease the aches and pains that often come with treatment, a travel pillow to bring comfort during long spells in hospital, and other practical and soothing items.

You’ve helped us to raise nearly £9,225 so far, which could fund 369 new Kits. Click the button to follow our Comfort Kits progress.

New Comfort Kit Photo
Comfort Kit Photo

Bella's Story


You, our brilliant supporters, gave to our 2021 Easter Cuddles appeal. As a result, we were able to send 400 cuddly teds to children with cancer, including Bella.

Cancer Coach statistics

Martin Bird Cancer Coach volunteer

From mood improvements to feeling better equipped to manage challenging emotions, read our Cancer Coach participant statistics.

Sarah's Story

With your help, we were able to send a free Chemo Kit to Sarah during her cancer treatment. Find out the impact receiving it had.

We’re here to help

If you or someone you know needs cancer support, please explore the rest of our website, call 020 3983 7616 or email us at

  • Cancer Coach is our free support group programme for anyone who has completed their physical cancer treatment. Held over the phone and online video, groups are run by trained facilitators and take place once a week for 6 weeks. Talk to others who understand what it’s like – as they have experienced cancer too. If you’d like to join one of our free Cancer Coach groups, please click here.
  • We offer a range of free Cancer Kits to people currently undergoing treatment as a practical aid to recovery. The Kits include practical items for people receiving cancer treatment and can be ordered for yourself or for a friend. Order a Cancer Kit here.