So far we’ve helped raise over £840 for Shine Cancer Support just by shopping, ordering, and fundraising online via Give as you Live.
Who are Shine Cancer Support and what do they do?
Shine is the only UK charity that exists exclusively to support adults in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Shine was founded in Dorset in 2008 as a non-traditional support group for young adults. Friends Emma and Justine were both diagnosed with cancer at a young age and had a hard time finding others that could relate to the issues they were facing. Once they started talking, they realised there was a huge lack of support for younger adults with cancer and the idea for Shine was born. Within the first year, they had connected with over 100 young adults living with cancer in Dorset, confirming what they had thought about the lack of tailored support available.
Shine networks meet up regularly for drinks, coffee and evenings out. They’re informal and friendly and a great way to meet people with similar experiences. Shine Cancer Support is the only charity in the United Kingdom that is exclusively focused on supporting men and women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s who have had a cancer diagnosis. Shine is run by people who have first-hand experience of cancer and they work to identify the unmet needs of people in this age group, and to develop innovative solutions that help them to live their lives to the fullest.
How can I raise funds for Shine Cancer Support?
- Support Shine Cancer Support through Give as you Live; each time you shop online you’ll raise free funds!
- You can make a one-off donation to Shine Cancer Support.
- Purchase a reloadable shopping card and raise each time you top-up.
- Participate and get involved by setting up your own fundraising page to support the charity.
Where do the funds raised for Shine Cancer Support go?
– £10 gets one young adult with cancer connected through their local network.
–£20 will pay for one young adult with cancer to go to Shine Camp.
“Our vision is that every adult in the UK living with cancer in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and that they are a part of a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults living with cancer.”