Formed from the merger of Sargent Cancer Care for Children and Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood (CLIC) in 2005 to create CLIC Sargent and later renamed to their tagline ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ in May 2021.
Combined the charity is now the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
Their research shows parents spend an average of £600 more every month when their child has cancer. Lots of travel for treatment, hotels, extra heating costs at home. It soon adds up, causing further anxiety and worry.
Young Lives vs Cancer care teams work with young people and families to help them get essential financial support. We arrange Young Lives vs Cancer grants and help them get the benefits and other support they’re entitled to. We also help liaise with young people’s employers and sort out housing issues to keep families together, because day-to-day life doesn’t stop when you have cancer.
For more on the history of Young Lives vs Cancer see https://www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/corporate/about-us/our-history/.