Children With A Long Term Illness

A World With Friends

Friend Finder Official helps children who miss a lot of time at school due to chronic illness and disability come together to make friends.

Guidhall Square
United Kingdom
07545 664784

Communities Against Cancer - Action Hampshire

Grants of up to £3,000 for the VCSE sector in Portsmouth for cancer awareness projects. Projects can focus on helping people learn how to reduce their risk, understand cancer screening or learn about signs and symptoms. Open to organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, people on low incomes, people with mental health challanges and people from minority communities including Black, Asian and Gypsy, Romany and Traveller communities. Ongoing support and cancer awareness provided by Action Hampshire.

Staple Gardens
United Kingdom
SO23 8SR
01962 854971

Friends Fighting Cancer

Football for Cancer was created in 2008. It has grown from a single tournament to a charity that has raised over One Million pounds for local Cancer charities and people. In 2019 we updated our name to Friends Fighting Cancer to show that we have grown from just a football tournament into something much bigger.

We support local families going through one of the most challenging times in their lives in the South of England, including Portsmouth, Chichester, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight. As a local charity, we can act fast and provide much-needed funds via our Grant Scheme, sometimes in less than 24 hours. We provide money directly to families to try and alleviate the financial burden that coping with this disease can cause.

Friends Fighting Cancer is a non-profit organisation that hosts fundraising activities to benefit local families. We aim to raise a lot of money and have fun doing it. We also establish a community of participants, sponsors, and supporters who can partake in our events and promote awareness of FFC.

Since 2008, we've hosted multiple football tournaments, one-off matches, countless raffles, bucket collections, walking events, boxing events, skydives, darts tournaments, and much more.

In 2015, we became an independent charity with our own charity number 1155194 registered with Companies House and the Charity Commission. Making this change has allowed us to support local families by offering means-tested donations from £100 to £500 and, in exceptional cases, higher.

We have a fantastic team of volunteers that organise and execute our events and activities; without them and the support from participants, supporters, and corporate sponsors, we would not be where we are today.

United Kingdom
02392 361974

Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal

Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal was set up in memory of Hannah Westbrook a very well loved and brave girl.

3 The Kestrels
Wecock Farm
United Kingdom
023 9226 7899

Harbour Cancer Support

Harbour Cancer Support offers practical and emotional support for anyone affected by any cancer.

Drop-In Centre

Trained staff and volunteers are always available to welcome anyone to the centre. They are there to sit and listen, when wanted, help in finding information, explain the services on offer and refer to a therapist when appropriate. Alternatively just call in for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy our relaxing surroundings.

2 Stoke Road
United Kingdom
PO12 1JB
02392 501503

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness. This includes parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters, grandparents and help with extended family members to support each other.

Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis, (including antenatal and neonatal periods when diagnosis has been made) and support with young people during transition towards adult services up to the age of 18.

Rooms at Calmore Community Centre
Calmore Drive
United Kingdom
SO40 2ZU
02380 232129

Rowans Hospice

Rowans Hospice is providing a full range of clinical and support services; within the Hospice, the Living Well Service and to people within their own home.
Rowans Living Well Service is open 5 days a week (from 10 am - 4 pm), people with a life limiting condition, the carers and those that have been bereaved can ‘drop in’ to the Centre, for support, advice and sign posting; potentially accessing support from the programmes of care that are on offer. A communal café provides snacks and a small selection of hot meals within the Centre.
Rowans Hospice offers palliative and end of life care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses, to include family members, carers and friends, throughout Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire within its building and to people within their own home, to include specialist multi-professional advice; and reablement social work and specialist dementia support in Portsmouth. We value life, quality of living and foster hope, supporting people to maximise their health and wellbeing and plan ahead for their future care needs. Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.
We care for adults 16+, Bereavement services are for both adults and children.

Purbrook Heath Road
United Kingdom
02392 250001

Specialist Palliative Care Team

What is palliative care?
Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients who are living with a life shortening illness. It also helps their carers and those close to them. Palliative care is available at any point during a life shortening illness, not just when patients are nearing the end of their life. The palliative care approach is used for all on-going life-shortening conditions, not just cancer.
Palliative care is provided at two distinct levels of care: those providing the day-to-day care to patients - such as General Practitioners (GP) and Community Nurses - and those who specialise in palliative care - the Specialist Palliative Care Team (SPCT). The SPCT aims to provide advice and support to patients, family, friends and carers. They also provide advice and liaise directly with the GP and other professionals involved in the patient’s care (such as the District Nurses). The multidisciplinary team (who all have advanced or specialist palliative care skills) consists of: - Consultants in palliative medicine, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Specialist Physiotherapists, Specialist Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Re-enablement Social Worker. The SPCT also hold a weekly Early Palliative Care Clinic for those newly diagnosed as palliative.

0300 123 7771