Children's cancer charity announce major funding crisis

'Hand in Hand' runs solely through the support of public donations

A children's cancer charity that survives solely on public donations is warning that it's facing a funding crisis.

Hand In Hand was set up in 2006 to offer practical support to families who have a child undergoing cancer treatment.

Volunteers help by doing household chores in patients' homes, allowing parents spend quality time with their child.

But the charity can no longer afford its running costs and says it may be forced to shut down.

Jennifer Carpenter is Hand in Hand's service manager - she says they got into financial difficulty when they tried to work with more people: