Fundraise today to show your support for young cancer patients.
When a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer, lives are turned upside down. As a friend, family member, colleague or classmate, you suddenly feel completely helpless.
Showing you care will look different to everyone, so we’re here to help you find what works for you with 3 fundraising challenges to choose from.
Register for your fundraising challenge and set up your fundraiser
Say "I'm Here For You" by raising money to support young cancer patients
Complete your challenge - Get Moving, Get Together or Give It Up!
We don’t expect you to be the next Mary Berry or give Mo Farah a run for his money, but taking on a fundraising challenge should be just that – a challenge. Whether you choose to GET MOVING, GET TOGETHER or GIVE IT UP, we have the challenge for you.
Take on a 30, 60 or 90 mile challenge and cover the miles across a month.
Pick your distance and you're ready to go. Whether you walk, run, cycle, roll or swim. However you cover your miles, we're right behind you.
£22 could pay for a Young Lives vs Cancer Big Bag, given to families when their child is first diagnosed with cancer. They contain items such as toiletries, a teddy, thermal mug, Young Lives vs Cancer information booklet and much more.
£38 could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of our Homes from Home, providing free, comfortable accommodation close to hospitals so families can stay together during treatment.
£50 could fund vital resources and information for young people who are diagnosed, to help them and their families understand and navigate their diagnosis and its impact.
£100 could fund a financial grant to ensure families facing money worries can pay for basics like food and petrol to get to and from treatment.
£184 could pay for a Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker for a day. They speak to children and young people with cancer and their families, soon after diagnosis. They’re there every step of the way and help them to cope with the emotional, practical and financial effects of cancer, through treatment and beyond.
“My motivation is easy... my good friend's youngest daughter got the shocking diagnosis of Leukaemia. The news was devastating for the family, their friends, school & community. Young Lives vs Cancer were the first charity to contact my friend only days after the news. They immediately supported her and made sure she had everything she needed every step of the way”
“I’ve had the privilege of teaching Sachin since he was 11 years old and he is one of the most kind-hearted and caring young people I have ever worked with. Young Lives vs Cancer do a great job looking after families like Sachin’s so I wanted to try to raise some money to show my support of Sachin, his family and this wonderful charity.”
“You hear about cancer on the TV and social media but you never expect it to happen to someone close to you, especially at our age, 15. We really want to do something to help, so we decided that we are going to do a sponsored 10-mile walk”
-Friends Charlie & Kieran
How do I take part in a Here For You activity?
Simply pick what you want to do, set up and customise your fundraising page and you’re ready to start sharing. Shout loud about your challenge, share your page to raise money and be proud to say you’re there for children and young people with cancer. If you have any questions at all you can email our friendly team at email@example.com or call 0300 330 0803.
Who can take part?
Anyone can take part in a ‘Here For You’ fundraising challenge. For those under 18 wanting to take part, please ensure a parent or guardian sets up the fundraising page on their behalf and supports them to safely take part in their challenge.
When can I take part in my Here For You activity?
You can decide when you want to take on your challenge. Set up your fundraising page and add a date to let others know. Don’t forget to personalise your fundraising page so people know why you’re supporting Young Lives vs Cancer.
Can I do more than one activity?
Yes definitely! You’re welcome to take on one or multiple activities, just keep your fundraising page open and updated so your friends and family know your plans.
What is the fundraising target?
Simply by taking on a Here For You fundraising activity, you’re showing you’re there for those facing cancer. There is no minimum target and our amazing fundraising team are on hand to help you raise as much as possible. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and guidance.
What happens to the sponsorship money?
When your friends and family donate to your page the money will go straight to Young Lives vs Cancer, you don’t need to do anything.