For those who haven't been through it, learning that your child has cancer is a terrifying experience. The emotional toll is impossible to quantify; however, the financial toll can be quantified, and it is immense.
Families caring for a child with cancer face significant non-medical expenses during the disease's diagnostic stage, treatment, and follow-up care.
Impact on Employment
For many, leaving a job to care for a child has a major impact. Some people can take unpaid leave, but they still lose a vital source of income.
Bills pile up just when the family needs to put their energy into caring for their child and try to cope with their own mental turmoil.
"Lennox helped us immeasurably at our time of need."
Lennox wants to help families access long-term financial support, however our Care and Crisis Grant programme can help ease the immediate financial pressure caused by cancer. These grants are often used by families affected by childhood cancer to cover utility bills, travel costs to and from hospital, white goods and even toys, games, or family days out.
To find out more about our Care and Crisis Grants or to apply for support, please click here.
To find out about financial support for travel costs to and from treatment centres, click here.
If you are a hospital looking for assistance, click here.