Rotherham family back campaign to tackle cost of child cancer
A family from Rotherham is backing a charity campaign to help tackle the financial challenges parents face when a child is diagnosed with cancer.
The Knowles family are backing the campaign which aims to highlight and ease the hidden financial burden of cancer.
Research from children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent has revealed that parents spend an extra six hundred pounds a month during treatment forcing many into debt.
Government help is available but only when a child is three months into treatment.
Lucien Knowles from Rotherham was two when he was diagnosed. His mother, Stacie Knowles says the three months families have to wait to access financial support can be difficult.
She is speaking out alongside her partner Kurt Knowles, about their experiences and backing CLIC Sargent’s campaign which aims to highlight and ease the hidden financial burden of cancer.
Stacie and Kurt, who received financial support from the charity after struggling with extra costs themselves, are encouraging people to join CLIC Sargent’s Cancer Costs campaign and sign its petition to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to take action now to help ease these financial problems.