A unique charity providing dedicated cancer support in the UK and Ireland

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Mummy’s Star is the only charity in the UK and Ireland dedicated to women and their families diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth.
Our mission is to provide cancer support to every family facing this traumatic situation.

The news of a pregnancy or a recent birth is an exciting time for all prospective and existing parents. It can, however, be cruelly interrupted by the news of a cancer diagnosis and the worry that this brings to both you and your wider family.


Mummy’s Star has been set up specifically to offer support if you find yourself in this situation and we hope that providing comprehensive information and links within this website, will help you to get the support you need, access services that are available to you, but most importantly know that you are not alone when you are going through this.


The information contained here is reviewed on an ongoing basis and will also be added to as new information becomes known about cancer in pregnancy. Likewise, as we receive more enquiries, we will add them to FAQs sections to try and answer as many of your questions in one place as possible.


we focus on

1. Women who are diagnosed with cancer during their pregnancy.

2. Women who are diagnosed with cancer within a year of her giving birth.

3. Families who within the first year of birth lose their female partner as a result of cancer.

4. Healthcare professionals who care for women and their families facing this situation above.

our vision

To be in a position where any woman diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months of giving

birth is referred to Mummy’s Star and can access the support we offer.

our work involves

Providing support

Where there has been a cancer diagnosis in pregnancy or within 12 months of giving birth.

Advocacy on behalf of our families

This includes support at hospital appointments, working with other organisations to draw in

additional support, and employment rights advice in addition to extending our knowledge

base and expertise about cancer and pregnancy, treatments and options for women.

Financial support

Small grants system for families that could be for anything which is deemed as supporting the family.
For example, paying for a support carer/nanny to help in the house, payment to make up for unpaid leave taken
by a partner to support at home above and beyond the allowances of paternity and travel costs.
This is not an exhaustive list. Grants up to £700 are also provided in the event of a terminal cancer diagnosis,
for memory-making activities, a family holiday etc. Workplace entitlements or benefit entitlements information is also available on our website.

Emotional support

Mummy's Star emotional support provides mums, partners and the wider family with online resources,

support from peers through closed forums, and bespoke support directly with a dedicated support worker.

In certain areas of the UK, we can also provide home visits. We also provide support for healthcare professionals

looking after patients and their families who are dealing with cancer and pregnancy.


In the event of the death of a mum, we continue to support both the surviving partner,

through widowers networks, and also counselling support for them and their children.


Current Vacancies

We're hiring!

Support Team Manager

Mummy's Star has been providing support to women and their families diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy or within a year of birth since 2013 and operates across the UK and Ireland. To date, the charity has supported nearly 1,500 families

We are now at the exciting stage where we are looking to recruit a Support Team Manager to help coordinate this work.

For this home-based role, the successful candidate will lead on specific tasks identified in the 'Support Plan', managing a team of two Information and Support Workers and handling caseload in our 'South' region. Highly motivated, skilled and resourceful, they will have management skills, the ability to build networks with potential referrers, adaptability for our families' differing needs, and a willingness to develop our support offer, and themselves, and the members of the Support team too. Above all, they will be a proactive thinker who understands the needs of the family we support now and can demonstrate foresight as to what needs may be for future families.

The post-holder is expected to contribute to Mummy's Star initiatives and development activities at a senior level. Within the small team, all staff are expected to work flexibly, and tasks that have not been covered in the job description may need to be undertaken. Time off in lieu is given for additional hours worked in line with our staff handbook policies.

The post holder will have good IT skills, including Word, Excel and be confident and competent with the internet, social networking sites and email. Travel will be required on occasion, therefore driving and having your own car would be preferential but is not essential.

Application is to be provided on no more than two sides of A4 to the email address below and not in the form of a cover letter. A CV will be accepted as evidence of work experience but not an application.


For an application pack, please email 


Role: Support Team Manager


Location: Home Based

Hours: Full Time/Permanent 30hr/wk (negotiable)

Salary: £30,000 pro-rata (£25,714.29)


Closing date for applications: 4pm Friday 28 January 2022

Interviews: w/b 14 February

Download the job description and person specification

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