PACT – the Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia

Research and medical professions continue to do fantastic work, and survival rates are up from 55% in 1977 to 75% today which is an excellent achievement. But still for each and every family of a sick child it’s a physically, emotionally and financially exhausting journey that can last for years. Parents and carers are split between their children; ‘career’ and ‘jobs’ are put on hold for daily trips to, or long stays at hospital; and children undergo harsh treatments and miss the support and friendship of their school friends.

This is where PACT fits in. Put simply, PACT does whatever it can to make the journey less painful. PACT provides a range of services and facilities to help.

A Helping Hand

The charity is run by parents and we are passionate about helping parents and children; sharing what helped us through the journey and making sure we support each individual through their personal experiences.

A Home

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is a regional centre of excellence and with children having to stay weeks at a time for treatment, this service is vital to cut down the stress of travelling and increase time families can spend together.


After going through months of treatment, a short break in our caravans at Filey or Berwick-on-Tweed can make a huge difference to a family.

Social Support

We have a PACT Co-ordinator who understands and cares for the families and offers them emotional and practical support.

Age Specific Support for children and siblings

Babies, toddlers, infants, teens, and siblings all have different needs, understandings and concerns, and we make sure our support is right for each of these groups.

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