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Help us win £10,000 in this years Aviva competition!

As we enter the halfway point next week in the Aviva Community Fund, every vote counts! Vote now 🙏

The 20 workshops we plan to run with the funding will help more young adults around the UK cope with the impact cancer has had and will help healthcare professionals understand further the support young adults need.

Please cast those votes and ask friends to do the same here;…/project/view/17-1957

Rain or shine, we still had fun at Shine Camp 2017

This years Shine Camp started off with rain and finished off with two lovely sunny days.  Nearly 100 people joined us for four days in Wareham, check out the photos on our Facebook page!

shine camp 2016

Shine Camp 2017 - bookings now open

Shine Camp takes place every year in the summer holidays. There is no agenda and there are no compulsory activities (except for a group BBQ on the Saturday night). Bring your tent and some food, hang out and chat to others. Many people come alone while others bring their friends, partner, kids (or dogs).

Shine subsidises the trip for Shine members and their first 'plus one' whether that's a partner or a friend. Extra adults need to cover more of their own costs for the trip but we still think it's great value for money!

Join us for our 8th Shine Camp from Friday 28th July to Monday 31st July at Mill Paddock Campsite, near the historic town of Wareham in Dorset.

You can come by yourself or bring your family or friends, there is always a good mix of families and people on their own. From experienced campers to enthusiastic newbies, take a look at these FAQ’s and register your spot now!

Read the details and FAQs here

Race your heart out

Want to race your heart out in a fun race and raise money to support young adults with cancer? Shine has two free places in the Simplyhealth Great South Run which is taking place in Southsea, Portsmouth on 22nd October 2017.  Get in touch and let us know if you're up for the challenge! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Shine plus ones workshop - 4th March 2017

Shine plus one workshop

  • Plus Ones workshop
  • Date: 4 March 2017
  • Location: Somerset House, London (near Charing Cross station)
  • Time: 12pm to 5pm
  • Cost: Free

Are you supporting a young adult with cancer? Join us on 4th March for an afternoon workshop. We'll be exploring some of the issues faced by supporters of young adults with cancer and looking at tools and techniques to help cope with stress and anxiety.  The workshop will be informal, with a chance to meet others going through the same thing. And we'll be having drinks afterwards!  If you live outside of London, have a limited number of travel bursaries available to help you get there (drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Shine Connect - 20th May 2017

Shine Connect

  • Date: 20 May 2017
  • Location: King's Fund, 11 - 13 Cavendish Square, London
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • Cost: £20 for young adults with cancer & partners/family; £25 for healthcare professionals

Join us for Shine Connect, the UK's only conference for young adults with cancer.  The conference is open to any young adult with cancer, their family/partners and health care professionals. 

  • Meet others, help others
  • Share your experiences
  • Hear from experts in the cancer field

More details on the full programme will be available soon.

register your interest for shine connect 



smash it for shine cancer support

Challenge yourself this year and become a superhero for young adults living with cancer.

Find out how to get involved at

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Join us for Climb for Shine, Sat 10th June

Climb for Shine on Saturday 10th June, there are three ways to get involved:

  • Join us at Scafell Pike and climb the highest peak in England
  • Join your local Shine Climb; check with your local network to see where they're going on the day
  • Or just create your own adventure and pick a hill or mountain near you! 

For full details and to learn everything you need to know about getting involved. Click for our handy guide below.

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Brighton Shine

Come and meet Shine in Brighton!

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..

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