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Shine Cancer Support  is a network for younger adults in their 20s, 30s & 40s living with and beyond cancer.

**New diagnosis? You will not find anything scary or negative on this site.  Feel free to browse without the fear of shocking statistics!**

Being told you have cancer is a life-changing event.  

Being told you have cancer in your 20s, 30s or 40s brings its own set of challenges.  Isolation, fertility, returning to work, dating, looking after parents and children, finishing your education or building your career are tough issues.  Too old for specialist help aimed at teenagers but too young for standard cancer support initiatives, you might easily feel that you are alone. You're not!

Our vision is that every adult in the UK diagnosed with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and are a part of a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults with cancer.

Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone living with any cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.

Learn more about Shine here. 

Get Supported

Our National Events
Take a look at our events page to check out our national events, click here.

Shine Local Groups
Find out where your nearest group is, click here

Shine Online Support
Our private Facebook group allows you to connect with other Shine members wherever you live.  You can post in the group and have discussions but these posts are not visible to anyone else.

Find out more by clicking here.

Shine Blog
Our blog features news about our events as well as a series of stories and guest posts titled 'Life, but not as you knew it' 

Not Your Grandma's Cancer Show!
Our new podcast series has just been launched, have a listen to us talking about 'scanxiety' here.

Stay in touch

Our email addresses are temporarily out of action as we switch to a new website - all of our email addresses that end in .org are affected.  Please email us at or get in touch on facebook! Thanks

Sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter - packed with the latest news and information!

Anyone can 'like' our public page on Facebook to be kept up to date with what is happening with Shine and see lots of our photos! Just click the image below.

Why not follow us on Twitter as well? @shinecancersupp

Shine Blog
To keep fully up to-date will all of our activities, have a little look at our blog.

Help us to help others

Want to get involved and help a growing charity reach even more young adults with cancer? There are lots of ways you can help!


We are always on the look out for passionate people who would like to help a small charity grow. If you've got skills that you think we could use, take a look here and get in touch through the website. 

Donate Today!!
As a small charity, we rely on donations to run our activities and services. 

You can donate safely and easily using My Donate  or clicking on the button below.