Why we work

We work because we have been there. We know how a cancer diagnosis for a parent affects the whole family and impacts on the children. We use what worked for Emma and her family and her children’s own experiences are the driving force behind everything we offer at the Trust and everything we want to offer in the future.

There are currently 2 million people living with or after cancer in the UK, with 300,000 new diagnoses each year, many of whom facing tough questions, exhausting treatment and the worry of how their children will get through seeing them ill.

The Osborne Trust is there for any parent undergoing cancer treatment with children and young people under 16 years of age, offering practical and emotional support at this time.

Since we started our support programmes in Jan 2015, we have supported 720 children all over the UK within 320 families when a parent has cancer.

We get it as we have lived it.