Welcome to Be Child Cancer Aware, the home of the original childhood cancer signs and symptoms awareness card and
I-Phone application; the Beads of Courage UK programme; BOC seasonal challenges and our adventures with Oliver the Oliphant.



BE CHILD CANCER AWARE was the first UK charity to produce and deliver an awareness card. It displays the most common signs and symptoms found in children, when some form of childhood cancer is present. We were also the first UK charity to develop a FREE I-Phone application, also displaying these same signs and symptoms. It is due to taking this initiative step that some children have received an earlier diagnosis, increasing their chance of a cure because an early diagnosis saves lives.


We are the exclusive sponsor and provider of the Beads of Courage UK programme, and we are honoured to be working in partnership with Beads of Courage USA. The programme is currently in 74 hospitals around the UK , bringing strength and support to over 4000 children and their families, as they face childhood cancer. BOC provides a physical journal for a child going through treatment, and gives the child a voice and understanding, helping them articulate to others the journey they are taking. This brings a greater understanding and in turn a greater awareness of childhood cancer.


We run seasonal challenges throughout the year for children to take part in with their beads of courage. They earn extra special beads for their efforts, and it is helping form a community between the children and families which gives a greater support network, and assurances you feel when you know you aren’t alone.

Oliver’s Adventures

Honoured to be working in partnership with Tutu Crafty and the Oliphants, to bring BCCA enrolled children, Oliver’s Adventures. To become Adventurer of the month and receive your own Oliver Oliphant visit our Oliphant page
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Official collection bags
Help us raise funds by donating good quality CLOTHES, SHOES, BELTS, HANDBAGS AND ACCESSORIES.
Collection bags distributed by RCC Ltd and R&MS LTD. who hold a house-to-house collection license with your local       authority, on behalf of Be Child Cancer Aware.