In life's most challenging moments, the support of others can be a guiding light. Mum Courtney experienced this first-hand when her son, Reese, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the tender age of two.

Courtney made the difficult decision to put her career at Sainsbury’s on hold to care for Reese during his intensive treatment. However, the financial strain quickly became worrying, especially given the additional costs associated with Reese's need for different clothing sizes due to chemotherapy side effects.

It was when Courtney discovered FTCT through the recommendation of the charity Young Lives Versus Cancer that she decided to apply for a grant, hoping to ease some of the financial burdens.

With the FTCT grant, Courtney was able to purchase new clothing and a larger bed for Reese, ensuring his comfort and wellbeing were prioritised.

Courtney had this advice for other parents facing similar challenges and thinking of applying for an FTCT grant: “Don't be afraid to ask for help, as the help doesn't come with judgment. The lovely people at FTCT are incredible with guidance, and they are all very understanding. The process is straightforward and can provide you with the support you need.”