We work with families, hospitals, and hospices across the UK supporting palliative cancer patients from 0-25 years old.

The ways we help young cancer patients

Memory Making

We offer young cancer patients Cash Gifts to spend as they wish. We want to brighten their day by allowing them to do whatever it is that they enjoy the most, enabling them to spend quality time with the people who matter while giving them a sense of control over their lives and normality amongst the chaos.

Our Cash Gifts have been spent on a range of things such as family holidays, shopping sprees in a toy store, personal firework displays, weddings, blessings and opportunities to say thank you.


We fund hand-made personalised fingerprint jewellery for loved ones to use as keepsakes.

Glass hearts can be engraved with hand written messages, a verse from a song or a favourite saying.

Hand casting kits are sent to families to create their own meaningful moment that can be painted or cast in bronze.

Activities are provided in the form a memory box for a young patient to concentrate on their lives and loved ones.

Creative Therapy

We provide activity boxes for young cancer patients to use during periods of treatment. These are sent to hospitals throughout the country to provide a creative focus and essential distraction during visits to day units or longer stays.

Our latest service currently being developed will support families through our new Sibling Boxes. The contents will offer a talking point for the family to prepare for what lies ahead and give an opportunity for siblings to ask those difficult questions surrounding death and dying.

Get involved

We know you care about improving the lives of children and young people living with cancer as much as we do. If you want to become part of our force for change, there has never been a better time. 

There are so many ways to get involved in your local area, even from the comfort of your own bed. Whether it’s through volunteering, donating, or creating a fundraising event, any contribution you can make to our cause will have a real and immediate impact on a palliative patient.  

Dragonfly Ball

Dragonfly Cancer Trust would like to formally invite you to our most glamorous night of the year. Join us on 9th July 2022 where we’ll be putting our memory-making skills to the test as we usher you into a magical evening which is surely not to be missed.  Every year, Dragonfly Cancer Trust hosts a black-tie ball, celebrating our amazing work alongside our even more amazing community. Guests on the night play a huge role in helping us to reach more young cancer patients across the country and we would love for you to be a part of this journey as well as making some amazing memories of your own. After a long hiatus over the pandemic, we are delighted that The Dragonfly Ball is back. From volunteers and

Read our blog

Sign-up to our newsletter