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Be a part of our legacy

We depend on help from people just like you. All of our income comes from donations and sponsorships. All of our activity comes from our dedicated volunteers. There are multiple ways you can get involved, whether you have time to spare or you prefer to support us financially.

Five ways to support us

Make a donation

Perhaps the easiest commitment of them all! With 97p for every £1 going directly to the welfare of our young people, every penny truly matters. Donate in your own name, gift a donation, or pledge support in memory of a loved one.

Attend an event

We run an eclectic mix of events throughout the year, so there’s sure to be something to suit every taste and budget. Come as an individual, bring the family, or book corporate tickets.

Leave a pledge in your will

Place part of your legacy in our hands. To find out more about how to give a gift to The MCA Trust in your will, please speak with our support team.

Volunteer with us

There are a range of things we ask our volunteers to help us out with. You might support us at a physical event, spend time on admin tasks, or hold important meetings with hospital staff.
Fill out the form to tell us more about the kind of work you’d like to do and if you have any specific skills you’d be willing to share. Follow our social pages and regularly visit the website to check out new volunteering opportunities.

Become a corporate partner

Do you work for a local business in Essex or East London? Could your workplace provide financial sponsorship or host a physical placement for a young person? If so, we’d LOVE to speak with you.


Fill out the form to tell us what type of business you are and how you’d like to get involved.

Could you offer a service or position that could give a child or young adult with cancer a life-altering opportunity?

We’re looking for corporate partners for our new education and training programme.

There are ways to support us without spending an extra penny

Nominate us as your EasyFundraising beneficiary ​

Simply shop online and let the retailers you buy from donate a percentage of their sales back to us!

Book a holiday via Instant Breaks and quote code MCAHOLIDAY

Instant Breaks will share a generous percentage of their sales commission.

Make us your chosen charity next time you undertake a personal challenge

Thinking of climbing a mountain, doing a sponsored silence, or having a car boot sale? Send the proceeds to The MCA Trust.

Play local lotteries and dedicate your ticket to us

Everyone’s a winner – you’re in the draw for the grand prizes every month, and we get a percentage of the ticket sales.
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Emma’s story

Whilst going through treatment for Osteosarcoma, 15-year-old Emma began to lose her hair. A traumatising experience for any young person, Emma’s self-acceptance dropped to an all-time low.

Her cancer meant that she was out of school for months, with many of her peers moving on with their lives both academically and socially. Emma’s hair loss affected her mental health and physical recovery, eventually leading to her refusal to leave the house.

It was vital that Emma got her confidence back. The MCA Trust arranged for her to visit a wig specialist who could tailor-make a natural wig in her chosen style and colour.

Once Emma was used to her new wig, The MCA Trust partnered with local law firm, Adams Benedict Ltd, to offer her work experience at their offices. Not only did this get Emma out of the house on a weekly basis, but she gained back control of her mental health. Her self-esteem and social skills improved and she finally found her smile again.

Names and photos have been changed for privacy

Thank you to all of our supporters

We are incredibly grateful to have the support of these businesses in our mission to improve the lives of young cancer survivors in Essex and East London.