Young Lives vs Cancer, the UK’s leading children and young people’s cancer charity, has been chosen by the Industrial Agents Society as their charity for 2023 in the hope to raise vital funds and awareness.

The IAS was inspired to support the Young Lives vs Cancer after hearing about the support the charity gave to an IAS member James Issako of Derrick Wade Waters, when his son Joshua was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After the IAS Chairman visited Paul’s House, one of the charity’s Homes from Home, which provide free accommodation to families when their child is going through treatment, it became apparent that the charity needed vital help.
Last year, Young Lives vs Cancer helped 6,100 of families find the strength to face cancer.They gave out 5,088 financial grants to the value of £966,000 helping families to cope with the costs of cancer. Research by the charity estimates that families are spending £730 extra per month due to their child’s cancer diagnosis, on things like food, fuel and addition childcare for siblings. For many these costs are becoming unmanageable.

Alex Drury, Senior Fundraising Engagement Manager at Young Lives vs Cancer, said:

“Cancer turns families’ lives upside down, it’s so important that Young Lives vs Cancer are there from the point of diagnosis to provide all the support that they need.”

“We are hugely grateful for the support of The Industrial Agents Society for choosing us as their partner for 2023. The money raised will make sure Young Lives vs Cancer can help families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them.

"We know that 12 more children and young people are diagnosed every day and it is vital that we can be there for them, individually, locally and nationally. We rely entirely on donations for our work, so support like this is absolutely crucial.”

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