As Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and its treatment has on the whole family, and that beyond the essential medical care, there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt.

From the point of diagnosis our team of Cancer Support Specialists are here to help, guide and support families at home, in their community, and at our therapeutic short break and residential centre in Newcastle, Co. Down.

Our support is focused not just on the young person, but on the whole family.

Our aim is to empower, connect and strengthen them, so they feel equipped to deal with whatever the future may hold.

Cancer Fund for Children is also here to help bereaved families cope with the emotional pain of losing a child to cancer. 

We also support children and young people whose parent has been diagnosed with cancer through our Young Shoulders Programme.

Kate Marshall Chair

Phil Alexander Chief Executive

Why Cancer Fund for Children is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

“We are interested in the Board Apprentice programme because we are aligned with the values and opportunities it presents candidates. 

At Cancer Fund for Children, we want to empower and develop the young people we support. Our Trustees are a key component to that, and we would like to be considered as a host Board because we believe it would be a great place for a Board room apprentice to develop new skills, learn from an experienced team alongside contributing and bringing fresh ideas and thinking to the ongoing development of Cancer Fund for Children services.”

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Currently online via Zoom. Normally in HQ Belfast.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

i.e. Board and Committee meetings are held quarterly. Meetings take place during the day from 5pm – 7pm

Date of Board Meetings (September 2021 – August 2022)


Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2021 – August 2022)