The Health and Day Centre was set up in July 1998 with the help of the United Dutch Foundation at the Pediatric Oncological Department at the Medical University in Plovdiv. The Centre supports children who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families The support can come in many forms: financial and emotional. Financial support is given to families who are in need of money for travel to and from the hospital for treatment. In some cases the family requires monthly support in order to buy food as well. Emotional support is given via the psychologist, the nurses and the rest of the team at the Centre. To maintain and develop its activities the Centre raises money from various sources. To date, sponsors include Glaxo Wellcome, McDonalds, the British Consulate in Varna. Over the years Friends of Bulgaria has supported several projects of the Centre.