How Talk Like a Pirate Day makes a difference
Childhood Cancer Support was formed in 1975 when a group of desperate parents, with children being treated for leukaemia and cancer, met to discuss ways of helping each other and their children.
Today, Childhood Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to regional families through family-styled accommodation, transport services, counselling and mental health support and a range of vital support services. We are a charity that is committed to making life easier for families impacted by childhood cancer. All our services are free of charge.
To help families impacted by childhood cancer.
To create a positive community in the lives of families that have been impacted by childhood cancer.
Togetherness - we know every family is different and bring a lifeline to an understanding community
Compassion - we recognise the toughest parts of the journey and we will be there no matter
Support - we are the quiet strength and there to help when things are difficult
Providing a home away from home for regional families
Over $564,750 has been saved in accommodation costs for families in 2021/22, providing families 6,275 free nights of homely accommodation.
In 2021/22, 557 people have stayed in our long-term and short-term accommodation while required to travel for life-saving cancer treatment.
Longest stay was 364 days.
In 2021/22, 10,808 kilometres was travelled by our patient transport vehicles including 721 transport runs to and from the children's hospital.