About Us

Aims:

To provide a local and accessible support service for children and young people aged 8-17 years of age, who have experienced:

Links with cancer:

  • Someone close to them with cancer (sibling, parent, other family member or friend)

No Links with cancer:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Low confidence OR
  • A difficult time emotionally

Through offering caring, supportive community projects, we aim to make a positive difference to their future life and well-being.

Vision:

That all children and young people aged 8-17 years living in South London who have experienced emotional hardship, will have access (without red tape) to practical, emotional and social support within their community.

Meet the Team

BRIAN DUFFUS

TRUSTEE & STRATEGIC COORDINATOR

GEOFF GOST

CHAIRMAN

MARK HAMILTON

TRUSTEE & TREASURER

MATTHEW STICKLEY

TRUSTEE

PHILIP DAINTON

TRUSTEE

REBECCA DUFFUS

TRUSTEE & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

JACQUIE DUFFUS

YOUTH STEERING GROUP CHAIR & INDUCTION COORDINATOR

Leroys Story

After being diagnosed with sarcoma (a rare bone cancer) in 2013, which became terminal by 2015, Leroy Duffus decided he wanted to give
something back.

With his experience in both the voluntary and statutory sectors, working with young people and adults, Leroy started to get involved with charities supporting individuals affected by cancer. He soon discovered the lack of local community charities supporting young people, especially those around the patient i.e. children of cancer patients, siblings, carers etc.

In 2017 Leroy decided to form a committee of friends and family who shared his vision: to work together to support young people affected by cancer.