• Welcome!

    If you have cancer, have had cancer in the past, are caring for someone with cancer, have a child or family with cancer, or have been bereaved, you are welcome at Cancer Connections.
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  • The Charity

    Cancer Connections started as a discussion amongst five friends in March 2006. At its heart are volunteers who have experienced cancer themselves and help others in a similar situation. They give their time freely and contribute to the charity in many different ways.
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  • The People

    There are many people behind the success of Cancer Connections, many of whom volunteer their time to make it all work. Find out more about them here.
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Coping with cancer is easier when we share. +

Make Friends

talk things through

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Get Support

we can help

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Financial Problems?

we can help ease the burden


Support: Everyone Needs It Sometime

Sometimes you need a little help and when you're dealing with cancer you need the right sort of help. At Cancer Connections, we can provide you with the right help at the right time.

Have a look through our site to see how we could help you and, when you're ready, why not give us a call?


Fun and Fundraising

Cancer Connections is about helping you to help the healing process and we have found that having fun is one of the best ways to help. Throughout the year, we have a range of events that will help you to have fun.

Have a look through our site and see what we can offer and, then, if you like, give us a call. We're here for you.


Information. Essential Information.

Cancer comes as a shock to everyone and it leaves lots of questions for which you will need answers. At Cancer Connections we can help you find the information you need. There are few things arising from cancer we haven't come across so try us - telephone or drop in, we're here for you.


Cancer Connections - Stronger Together


Cancer Connections, located in South Tyneside in the North East of England, is a charity, dedicated to serving individuals and families, suffering from cancer and its after-effects.

Founded by a group of friends in 2006, Cancer Connections has grown as a charity beyond expectations. With an array of support and advice tailored to suit individual needs, we're here to help you.

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Recent Events

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Family Support


Being diagnosed with cancer can test even the strongest of families and we understand that the needs of everyone in the family differ and everyone needs support in their own way.

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Drop-In Centre


Sharing experiences with cancer is a great way to cope with its effects and the Drop-In Centre is a great way to help you meet others in the same situation as you and get support.

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Telephone Support


With cancer, sometimes you can't make it out of the house and we understand that. Our telephone support is designed to give you the support that you need, when you need it.

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Bereavement Counselling


Death of someone close to you through cancer can have devestating effects and many people shy away from talking about it. Should the worst happen, we can help you cope.

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Patrons of Cancer Connections


Cancer Connectionsis fortunate to have two very talented and active patrons helping its cause. Thanks to X-Factor winner Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix and Double Gold Medalist and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Paralympian Josef Craig OBE for their continued support.

We were pleased to welcome many supporters and friends again at our Christmas Party which is a special 'Cancer Connections Family' occasion.

Volunteers prepared the food, Santa brought gifts for the children, Josef brought one of his medals and Young Sports Personality Award and he, with Jade, signed autographs. A few hours with friends when cancer could be forgotten, and a joyful start to Christmas.

Cancer Connections Recent Events in South Tyneside