Be Child Cancer Aware is now known as Beads of Courage UK.

Our charity registration numbers are still the same. We are still the home of the original childhood cancer signs and symptoms awareness card and I-Phone application, and the Beads of Courage UK programme

You can find us over on www.beadsofcourageuk.org


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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. Ben is one of those children, and you can read his story here: Ben’s story


We have been the exclusive sponsor and provider of the oncology and haematology programme in the UK since 2012 and we were honoured to be working in partnership with Beads of Courage USA

The programme is currently in more than 110 hospitals around the UK, bringing strength and support to more than 5000 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.

In 2019 We began working in partnership with Children With Cancer UK, who sponsor the oncology programme throughout the UK.