What does TCCL do?

The charity has been providing quality support to families with children who suffer from Cancer or Leukaemia since our founding in 1994. The diagnosis of Cancer or Leukaemia in a child causes tremendous stress for families who struggle physically, practically, emotionally, and financially with the intensive, intrusive treatment regime and the inevitable disruption it brings to family life. More often than not, one parent may have to give up work to care for the child in hospital - at a time when they are faced with significant extra expenditure. This is where TCCL aims to help with

  • Psychosocial Support
  • Travel Support
  • Holiday Support

We offer financial support in terms of travel grants to get parents to and from treatment if their child is in hospital away from home. We provide grants to families who need support to make family life easier. We've provided everything from a new washing machine, to heating grants to keep children warm during the winter months, to driving lessons for a Mum to help her get to the hospital. We can now offer much needed holidays in our new TCCL Lodge located in St Andrews. Whatever families need, we aim to support them.

Find out more about a holiday in TCCL Lodge

Do you just offer financial help?

No. We're much more than just a financial support! TCCL organises days out for the children and their families to try and bring back some normality to family life.

Every year we host a Teddy Bears Picnic, Halloween Party, Pantomime Visit amongst many activities, where children and their parents can get together and enjoy themselves.

How do families find out about TCCL?

When a child is diagnosed, support from TCCL is offered to the family. Any applications for support are assessed by the committee and treated with the strictest of confidence.

Do you help children all over Scotland?

Our mission is to support local children and keep all funds within the local area; therefore supporting children in Tayside, Angus, North East Fife and Perth are our priority. We do offer holidays in TCCL Lodge if there is space available having first accommodated our local families needs.

This charity sounds GREAT! How can I get involved?

Easy! Fill in our contact form on the website and a member of the committee will get back to you to discuss your involvement. Or if you'd prefer to offer financial support, you can donate securely online HERE. We also accept cheques, made payable to "Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia", sent to TCCL Lodge Charity, 25 Crathes Way, Balgillo Park, Broughty Ferry, DD5 3BY.