In 2019, CarFest extended its support to four new UK Children’s charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Ellen
MacArthur Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Starlight Children’s Foundation.
In 2019, the total funds raised was split as follows:
In 2021 we will continue to raise funds for our charity partners… keep an eye out for more news about how you can get involved.
Money raised by fabulous CarFesters will help seriously ill children and their families. When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity pairs each family with a dedicated expert Family Support Worker. CarFesters will help families by funding Rainbow Trust Family Support Workers across England so they can provide practical and emotional support wherever and whenever a family needs it to help them face and make the most of each new day.
Every day seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer. Our life-changing care and support for young people before, during and after cancer provides young people with an opportunity to build their self-esteem and meet others living through the same experience. Working in partnership with the NHS, Teenage Cancer Trust has also funded and built 28 specialist units in hospitals across the UK that feel more like a home than a hospital ward.
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that supports young people aged 8-24 to rebuild their confidence after cancer. Cancer recovery is as much about what happens after treatment as during. That’s why when treatment ends, the Trust’s work begins, as for many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible.
Through sailing and outdoor adventure trips, young people can rebuild the confidence to get back into education and employment and to make new friends, all with the permission to have fun and enjoy being the young people they still are.
Starlight Children’s Foundation is the national children’s charity that exists to preserve childhood throughout serious illness. This is done through hospital play & distraction services, wish granting and Starlight Escapes. Access to play during serious illness is especially important as a contributor to successful treatment and healthy development. It enables children to grow and develop; and to experience childhood as it should be.