PACT – the Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia

Cure rates for children are much higher than for most adult cancers. The survival rate for children’s cancer has more than doubled since the 1960s (information from CCLG) 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.

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

Click on the photo of the clinic to see a short film about what PACT does.

PACT film link



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, we have a five bedroomed en suite house nearby to the hospital and 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 break in our caravans at Filey, Flamborough or Berwick-on-Tweed can make a huge difference to a family.

Social Support

We have a team who understand 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.

Latest News from PACT

Dexter’s journey

Here Dexter’s mum Michaela explains their journey so far. Dexter was diagnosed on 18th November 2020 he was 3 at...