Society of Parents of Children with Cancer (SPoCC)

The Society of Parents of Children with Cancer (SPoCC) was founded in 1985 and initiated by members of the medical staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Staff approached a small group of parents, some who had a child with cancer, others who had lost a child because of it.  They joined together to support each other and to help families of newly diagnosed children.

Who are SPoCC?

During this difficult time, families find themselves under enormous strain. SPoCC provide a guiding hand and emotional support to help people through difficult times. They also endeavour to help them in a variety of ways through what is probably the most traumatic time of their lives.

With the aim of giving families strength and purpose to face the difficult times ahead, SPoCC provide fun for affected children and their families, organising regular outings such as Legoland, Drayton Manor and a visit to the pantomime at Christmas. They also organise short caravan trips and summer breaks to the seaside.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

SPoCC would really like to provide families who are really in need of fun with the opportunity to attend one of their family outings. If successful, their £2,000 will go towards paying for tickets and a coach for an outing.

  • £600 coach travel
  • £1,400 entrance tickets to the attraction

Cost of project

£2000

Where can people go to find out more about SPoCC?

Pauline Cowley, Head Support Worker

Email: pauline.cowley@spocc.org.uk

Tel: 0121 241 5330

You can also find out more about SPoCC via their website. You can also follow SPoCC on Facebook.

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