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.

Latest News

  • Just For Fun Fundraiser

    April 22, 2016

    Thank you to Estelle Lawn and to everyone that bought a raffle ticket at the Just For Fun fundraiser on the 18th March. A total of £100 was raised. Also a big thank you to the local band, ‘Soldd’ for …

  • Run For All York 10k

    April 20, 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Jack Mitchinson is yet again running the York 10K for us on the 7th August. We will keep you posted with more details. Meanwhile, if you would like to sponsor him please visit his …

  • Leeds Half Marathon

    April 19, 2016

    Please give your support to Anna and Andrew, both of whom are doing the Leeds Half Marathon on Sunday 9th May –

    please follow the link to their page…


    Thank you for your support – as always.…