Welcome to Leucan

A Local Support Group for Families of Children with Leukaemia or Cancer

LEUCAN was set up in February 1981 by parents of children attending Southlands Hospital. They found meeting together gave them and their children the opportunity to share experiences and offer each other encouragement and support. In 1992 the group obtained Registered Charity Status.

The group supports families living in the area from Shoreham to Chichester with a child or young adult diagnosed with leukaemia, cancer or bone marrow failure up to the age of 25.

Some of the children who were supported in the early days of LEUCAN now have children of their own and are still in contact with the group.

LEUCAN celebrated its 25th birthday in 2006.

DID YOU KNOW? 1 in every 600 children under the age of 15 develops cancer