Welcome to Bryan Gunn’s Appeal, gaps:line and The Way Ahead
You'll find lots of information here about cancer and leukaemia as it affects children, young people, the family and friends.
Learn about the history of Bryan Gunn's Appeal and the work we have done since 1993, and read about the research we are doing now to help find better treatments. Read the stories of some people who have first-hand experience, and who are now volunteers on our helpline.
Search our definitions section for words and terms connected with cancer which you don't understand - we think we have them all covered, but you can contact us if you still have a question after looking through!
If you know a child or young person who has cancer or leukaemia, and you would like to chat with someone about some of the issues this can raise, we are here to help you understand what is happening and offer our support to you. You can talk to someone who has experienced something similar by ringing gaps:line on 0845 121 4277 between 8pm and 10pm any day of the year.
The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead is a series of short video guides, available online or on DVD, to help you understand more about the cancers and treatments that have turned your world upside down.
When we first learned that our daughter Francesca had leukaemia, a resource like The Way Ahead would have been a real benefit to us. It would have been something we could have watched at home, in a way and at a time that suited us. We could have taken in more of what the doctors needed us to take on board. In the emotional turmoil of the moment, a lot of what had been said to us went straight over our heads.
Here you will finds lots of facts, definitions and sources of support, all at the click of a ‘wee timorous beastie’ or, as the English say, a mouse!
Susan and I really hope The Way Ahead guides will be a useful source of information and support, which will make a real difference for all those who are affected by a diagnosis of cancer for a child or young person.
Ex-Norwich City and Scotland goalkeeper.
Founder of Bryan Gunn's Appeal