Each day in the United Kingdom, six teenagers will discover they have cancer. The Emma Maltby Memorial Fund strives to make life better for children, teenage and young adult cancer patient.
Whilst undergoing treatment, a young cancer patient can miss out on long periods of educational support and vital school or college exams. This, coupled with the trauma of the illness, only adds to their distress.
Cancer patients need educational, emotional and developmental support for them to pursue their dreams and ambitions. The mission of The Emma Maltby Memorial Fund is to fulfil these needs through the provision of a Learning Mentor.
The aims of the Learning Mentors are to minimise as far as possible the interruption and disruption to a patient’s education by continuing in as normal a manner as their medical circumstances permit.
Currently the Fund employs two Learning Mentors at St James’s Universtiy Hospital and the Leeds General Infirmary in Leeds. We need to raise over £80,000 annually to ensure we can cover the cost of both salaries for the next three years.
February 7, 2017
Afternoon Tea in The Learning Zone – Leeds Children’s Hospital The Medical Needs Teaching Service based at The Learning Zone on B Floor of Clarendon Wing, Leeds Children’s Hospital held an Afternoon Tea event for us and raised over £80.00. …
George Dee, father to Robert, sadly died on the 5th January 2017. More recently a Memorial Service was held by family and friends, where over £500 was raised. George died of cancer and it was his wife’s wish that the …
August 23, 2016
‘Cancer does not discriminate’. This saying has always struck a chord with me and feels particularly pertinent in my role as Oncology Learning Mentor.
On a daily basis I work with children, young people and their families, ordinary families like …