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We know that having cancer at a young age can be isolating and lonely - and we’re working to change that. We provide support and activities both online and in person.

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Information and Resources

Information on topics that we know are important to young adults living with a cancer diagnosis. We also share some of our favourite organisations. 

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All about Shine

Shine is working to create a community of young adults with cancer. All of our work is designed to bring people closer together and ensure that they get the support the need. 

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  • Our vision is that every adult in the UK living 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 that they are a part of a confident, supportive and empowered community of young adults living with cancer.
  • Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s diagnosed with any cancer. We do this through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.

Find out more about Shine on our about page

 

Events in your area
Want to meet up with other younger adults facing cancer?

Our Networks are not typical support groups: we don’t meet in hospitals, there is no set agenda, and we never sit around in a circle ‘sharing’! Our Shine Networks meet up on a regular basis for drinks, dinner, beach walks, bowling and more. And as a bonus, Shine always buys the first round!

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We are really grateful to all of these organisations who support Shine in a variety of ways. From funding to staff time and specialist advice, we couldn't do what we do without them!

Shine is coming to Sussex! On 7th December we'll be running two workshops at Macmillan's brand new Horizon Centre in Brighton. If you're in your 20s, 30s or 40s and have experienced a cancer diagnosis, join us for a workshop from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. We'll be having tea and cake and talking about the issues that younger adults with cancer can face after diagnosis.

If you're a healthcare professional, please join us for a lunchtime workshop between 12 noon and 2pm. The workshop will provide an overview of the key issues facing younger adults with cancer and provide information about how healthcare staff can better support young adults.

To register, please contact the Macmillan Horizon Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01273 468770.

If you have any other questions about the event, please email Ceinwen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shine is coming to Sussex! On 7th December we'll be running two workshops at Macmillan's brand new Horizon Centre in Brighton. If you're in your 20s, 30s or 40s and have experienced a cancer diagnosis, join us for a workshop from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. We'll be having tea and cake and talking about the issues that younger adults with cancer can face after diagnosis.

If you're a healthcare professional, please join us for a lunchtime workshop between 12 noon and 2pm. The workshop will provide an overview of the key issues facing younger adults with cancer and provide information about how healthcare staff can better support young adults.

To register, please contact the Macmillan Horizon Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01273 468770.

If you have any other questions about the event, please email Ceinwen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..