Why Bother
A Macmillan website aimed at helping children and young adults learn more about cancer.

“Why bother finding out more about cancer? Because over 2 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with cancer, so a lot of children and young people will know someone affected by it.”  This web site has sections including:

You can dip in and out as you choose.

Winston’s Wish
Tel:0845 203 0405
Publications and support for children who are affected by serious illness or bereavement in the family.
Go directly to the Young People zone

This section of the site is an adult-free zone!! It’s just for young people like you, who know exactly what it is like to have someone important to them die. Surf through the pages and try them all out. Enjoy it, I hope you find it useful.


Welcome to riprap, a web site that can help you cope when a parent has cancer. You’ll find stories from other young people going through the same situations as you are. You’ll also find information and tips to help you understand and deal with what is going on in your family.
Designed for children aged 12 -16 who have a parent or guardian with cancer.  Includes real-life stories, discussion forums, information and tips.