The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Beads of courage

As part of your child's journey through their cancer treatment, they will be entitled to participate in 'The Beads of Courage' programme. This Charity-sponsored initiative helps you and your child record their cancer treatment journey.




Every department in Leeds NHS Hospital Trust that your child comes into contact with has a special designated bead. Your child is entitled to a bead for every intervention they undergo. Each bead has a special meaning.


radiotherapy beads







Examples of the beads are shown above; radiotherapy beads are a variety of colours and they glow in the dark! 

Your child can collect the beads to show them the journey they have been on through their cancer treatment.

Learn more through the Beads of Courage Charity Website.

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