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We work with Young Lives Vs Cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family. At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at uni, life becomes full of fear. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, of overwhelming money worries, mental health stretched to breaking point, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to. Young Lives vs Cancer aims to change this by helping children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.
THE PANDEMIC PACKED A PUNCH
As anxieties and isolation increased dramatically for families and we could no longer be in hospital wards or homes in person, we found new ways to connect. Families were facing brand new and constantly changing struggles they needed our help with, from getting access to priority food deliveries to being on the end of the phone during treatment when visitors were not allowed.
52% of families felt they were not coping well with the ongoing pandemic
53% of families felt they needed more financial help to manage day-to-day living costs
39% of young people experienced some aspect of their cancer care alone
19% of young people who were on treatment had their treatment delayed in some way.
Begin your Journey
Together, we will fight cancer and support those most in need. Join Wessex as your janitorial supplier and automatically be a part of the change.