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.