NICFC - Cancer Fund for Children


Vote for Cancer Fund for Children in the National Lottery Awards

National Lottery Awards


We’re delighted to be nominated in the Best Charity/Voluntary category at the upcoming National Lottery Awards.

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects and aim to recognise the incredible difference that Lottery-funded projects make to local communities.

The awards are voted for the public, so we’re hoping that you can get behind us and vote for us by win. By doing so, you can help us win an amazing £5,000 to help support even more young people affected by cancer.

Please click here to vote.


Supporting Young Shoulders

Young people supported by our Young Shoulders programme on an activity day

Young people supported by our Young Shoulders programme on an activity day


We’ve been nominated for the award as a result of our work supporting young people affected by a parental cancer diagnosis through our Young Shoulders Programme.

Our Young Shoulders Programme supports young people (aged 0-24) who are struggling to cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis.

The programme aims to give them the skills to cope better, by connecting them with other young people, helping increasing their resilience and giving them the opportunity to challenge themselves and realise their full potential.


Michele’s Story


The Kelly family

The Kelly family

Michele Kelly from Toomebridge is supporting our campaign to win the National Lottery Award for Best Charity.

Michele’s children Aimee (13), Eimear (12) and Ben (9) were supported by our Young Shoulders Programme after Michele was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

Talking about the support her kids received, Michele said:

“A Young Shoulders Specialist came out and met with the three kids, to find out about more about how my cancer was affecting them. He explained the purpose of the programme, and how they would help give the kids the skills and coping mechanisms to help deal with the cancer.

“The three of them went on residentials together at Narnia Log Cabin in Newcastle with other young people who also had a parent with cancer. They were able to learn life skills, and share their feelings and experience with other young people who knew what they were going through. It made such an amazing difference to them.”


Vote Now


Please make a difference to local children affected by cancer by voting for Cancer Fund for Children to win.

You can vote online by clicking here or alternatively you can phone 0844 836 9718 and vote for us.

Every vote really does count.

Updated on: 29th June, 2017