How Joss Searchlight can help
We are there for you
Although Joss Searchlight invests heavily in rare brain tumour research we haven’t forgotten our roots and why we started.
Having a child diagnosed with a brain tumour is extremely painful and very worrying, we know it. The founding trustees have walked a similar path and understand you need support.
Whether you simply need someone to talk to, advice, or more practical help, Joss Searchlight Cancer Support is there for you.
When things get really tough, one of Joss Searchlight’s support workers can be there to help with the difficult questions and lend a friendly ear.
We all need a little help sometimes and sadly dealing with cancer can put an extra burden on family finances. Joss Searchlight may be able to help
In every families cancer journey there will be hard questions to answer. We have put together a tool kit of information, including a guidance film
Since we started Joss Searchlight we have put an emphasis on shining a light for cancer families. Our support films can help when you’re lost
Time in Hospital
Whilst in hospital children will miss their friends and family. They will probably be quite scared and may be pretty bored.
Joss Searchlight offers some essentials for keeping in touch with friends, schools and family and battling the boredom:
We can loan your child a Laptop, Tablet or Mobile phone to help alleviate the boredom and keep your child connected through the hospital’s wi-fi network.
Help Joss Searchlight find a cure for some of the rarest brain tumours and give support to families
You can do something amazing
Challenge yourself at a sporting event.
Donate your birthday
Remember a loved one with a donation
Give a monthly amount
Make a one-off donation
Work with your local community and businesses.
Ask shops to have a collection tin
Talk to schools to hold non-uniform days
Deliver Christmas envelopes
Help us at events
Fighting to make all brain tumours curable
Being in Hospital and Treatment
To prepare a treatment plan the treatment team will look at factors such as the type of cancer, stage of the illness, your child’s age and general health. A treatment plan will outline the exact type of treatment, how often your child will receive treatment, and how long it will last. Each treatment plan is individual; even children with the same type of cancer may receive different treatments.
The types of treatment often used to treat cancer are Surgery, Radiotherapy, Proton Therapy, Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy. Most children receive a combination of therapies.
Before treatment begins, your child’s consultant will discuss the treatment plan with you, the benefits, risks, and side effects.
Being in hospital is scary for all of us but particularly children. Knowing what is going to happen and telling your child is essential
Help Us Make a difference
Donating to Joss Searchlight does so much more than you think. We fund research, educate and support cancer families across the UK
Choosing to fundraise for Joss Searchlight is a wonderful thing and we’ll be on hand to help you every step of the way.
We totally depend on public donations. Donations will enable us to help find a cure for some of the rarest brain tumours and support families
Annabelle was diagnosed with DIPG (an aggressive brain cancer) in December 2016, she was 3 years old.
The doctors said, ‘There’s no treatment. Even with radiation, she has six to nine months to live. Go home and make memories’”.