Parents Association Of Children With Tumours And Leukaemia (PACT)

Parents Association Of Children With Tumours And Leukaemia (PACT)

Charity information

Parents Association Of Children With Tumours And Leukaemia (PACT)

PACT was founded in 1977 when eight parents created a support group for families whose children had cancer.

PACT started raising funds for a Christmas party and a summer trip for the children. The charity expanded its remit to include children with leukaemia in 1978 and, as funds were secured, services grew to include new ideas like the provision of equipment and facilities for families.

We own and run a house in Sheffield right next to the Sheffield Childrens Hospital.

Founded 1977

  • Mission statement

    We provide practical support by purchasing equipment for the ward, school room and clinic and for the community nurses who look after the children in their own homes.
    Every year we provide trips and treats for the children and their families and we own two caravans – one in Filey for children who are on treatment and unable to travel far and one in Berwick-on-Tweed for the use of families who are off treatment. These facilities provide a welcome opportunity for a holiday break and some quality family time.
    We offer our support to every family who is referred to the Oncology unit at Sheffield Childrens Hospital and whose child has cancer or leukaemia irrespective of where they live. Our help continues when the child is in remission or even if the child does not survive and it only stops when the child moves on to adult services.
    Some of the money we raise is allocated to research; more equipment has been provided too along with financial assistance to fund a research worker in support of the highly-specialised doctors and nurses who are dedicated to the care of these families. Thanks to the fabulous support and commitment of staff and volunteers, PACT has gone from strength to strength and has helped hundreds of families.

  • Aims

    Parents Association Of Children With Tumours And Leukaemia (PACT) aims to:

    • To raise funds to build a new PACT Day Care Cancer Centre at the Sheffield Childrens Hospital.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1977

    Registered Charity Number: 508412

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 0114 272 4570

    Address: Sheffield Childrens Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH

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