Dragonfly Cancer Trust supports children and young cancer patients with limited time and works collaboratively with cancer hospitals across the U.K. Cash Gifts of up to £500 are given to young cancer patients to spend on pain free days to create special memories with family and loved ones. The gifts empower young patients at a time when cancer has taken most control away. Memories are everything and ease the pain of losing a loved one. They passionately believe in the importance of happy memories and work tirelessly to make them happen for young people and their families.

The charity provides Cash Gifts and organises Dragonfly Dreams for young patients up to the age of 24 years old, helping families and young couples create precious and lasting memories together.

Their Footprint Fund provides grants for those who are left behind to create something special in their memory, ensuring young people can leave their footprint on the world.

How donations make an impact

£5 will enable a young person to create lasting memories with loved ones.

£20 will fund a special glass heart which will be kept as a parting gift.

£25 will pay for entry into one of the many children’s attractions across the country.

£100 will fund some special birthday treats or spending money to use on a short break.

£500 will enable a young person to regain control at a time when all hope is lost. It will help them to do things to create memories which will last a lifetime.

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Dragonfly Cancer Trust supports hospitals in 23 major cities across the United Kingdom.

The trust also sends huge boxes of arts and craft activities to children’s cancer hospitals and teenage cancer units across the country three times a year. Each box contains up to £250 worth of activities to provide relaxation, distraction and a sense of achievement during long stays in hospital.

The Trust is an associate member of the Children and Young Person’s Cancel Coalition.

Support can be given within a 24 hour period when needed.

The Trust has supported over 1,000 children and young people.

What makes Dragonfly Cancer Trust different

Each request the charity receives is unique to the young person and their team never know what the next request will be, or how quickly they will need to act. Dragonfly Cancer Trust understands how valuable each day is for the young people they support and as a small organisation, they are able to make things happen extremely quickly, often having arrangements in place for a family within 48 hours of receiving the request.

Other ways to support

Volunteer Become a Charity or Digital Ambassador and help to raise awareness of Dragonfly Cancer Trust in your local community and online.

Lend a hand when you can by holding your own event, or helping to distribute our dragonfly pin badges in your local area.

Take on a Challenge With organised events taking place throughout the country, it’s never been easier to find a challenge that suits you. Run, walk, cycle or swim and raise sponsorship for Dragonfly Cancer Trust. Support a Dragonfly Dream Register your gift in kind should the charity receive a request in your area.


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