Your fundraising stories

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Our fundraisers are remarkable people - here are some inspiring stories from our dedicated team.

If you've raised money for Children with Cancer UK and would like to share your story, we'd love to hear from you. Please share your story or add a post to our Facebook page. Who knows? Maybe we'll see your name here soon.

The Sun’s Smiles at Christmas appeal

06 December 2016
The Sun smiles at Christmas appeal
The Sun has launched its biggest ever Christmas fundraising appeal- Smiles at Christmas and has chosen Children with Cancer UK as one of four charities to benefit from the appeal. 

Through its Smiles at Christmas appeal, the Sun newspaper is asking its readers to donate money and toys to put a smile on the faces of those children that need it most.

The Sun launched this year's Christmas appeal on November 28th and it will run until Christmas Day, with interviews and features about Children with Cancer UK. They also featured some of our brave patient stories. Some of the stories that have appeared so far can be found below:

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Siemens Dream Team

25 October 2016
Siemens dream team
16 brave employees from Siemens in Wollaton, Nottingham signed up for the challenge of their lives... These self-proclaimed ‘I.T. office geeks’ decided to raise money for us – a charity close to their hearts – by taking part in the Men’s Health 10k Survival of the Fittest. Survival of the Fittest is a colossal 10k urban assault course – an endurance course filled with action-packed obstacles. Siemens Dream Team weren’t doing it for fun, but to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK. The team trained and held fundraising events over many months. They raised over £5,500 (including gift aid) – an outstanding amount. £2,000 of this was a Siem... Read More

Ramadan fundraising – children raise over £20,000

24 August 2016
UKIM cheque presentation
A group of 5,000 children have raised over £20,000.00 for Children with Cancer UK throughout the month of Ramadan.

The UK Islamic Mission (UKIM) is a network of mosques and Islamic schools across the country, providing education to over 5,000 Muslim children. One of UKIM’s main activities is raising funds for relief and welfare projects, supported by the charitable arm of the organisation called iCare. This year, for the first time, they chose to support a UK charity and we are thrilled to have been selected. Throughout the month of Ramadan children were encouraged to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK by gathering donations in their ...
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Queen Charlotte's Ball fundraiser

09 August 2016
The London Season’s Queen Charlotte's Ball celebrates its 236th anniversary in 2016. Once the preserve if young aristocrats, who were presented to the monarch by their fathers to mark their entrance into high society, the modern-day version of this event brings together young women from across the globe to raise money for good causes. The debutantes will be escorted by their fathers and greeted by London Season Patrons H.H. Princess Olga Romanoff and the Duke and Duchess of Somerset. We're delighted to be benefitting from the silent auction being held at the event. More than £8,000 was raised at last year's event. We are very grateful to ... Read More

London 2 Brighton for little Georgia

08 June 2016
Stacie London 2 Brighton for Georgia banner
Stacie completed the 2016 London 2 Brighton Challenge in memory of a very special little girl called Georgia. Stacie tells us why she took on the challenge:

"Hi, my name is Stacie Louise Bousfield. I am 24 years old and work as a teaching assistant and holiday club play leader. Through my job I get to work with some truly incredible children. I decided to take on this challenge because of one of these children. Cheeky Georgia She truly brought the party to the club. Her beautiful smile was enough to light up a room. And then, suddenly, everything changed.For three years I had the great privilege of looking after an amazing little girl call...
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A Night with Hollie

14 March 2016
Hollie balloons
Friends and family gathered to remember Hollie Robinson at a very special fundraising event in December 2015 at Wealdstone Football Club.

There was entertainment, fireworks, raffles and a silent auction. £5,470 was raised for Children with Cancer UK. About Hollie Hollie was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was just four years old. She was a bright, sweet and funny girl, who touched the hearts of everyone she met. Hollie enjoyed attending events organised by Children with Cancer UK. After bravely battling leukaemia, Hollie recovered and we were delighted when she chose to volunteer with us as part of her work experience. Sadly, 17 years ...
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Climb with Ed - over £48,000 raised!

20 January 2016
Climb with Ed logo
10-year-old Ed Gordon-Thomson trekked up Ben Nevis for Children with Cancer UK in May 2015!

Ed was diagnosed with leukaemia seven years ago when he was two and a half. With a long road ahead and lots more hospital visits to come, he decided to try and complete a challenge to help raise money too.

Ed and the team took on the UK’s highest mountain to raise funds to help other children with cancer.

Every 10 participants were accompanied by an experienced guide and everyone was presented with a certificate from Ed after the challenge. Starting with a target of £20,000, Ed and his team have raised over £48,000! Congratulations and thank you E...
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Keeva and James Stand Up to Cancer

14 December 2015
Keeva and James dinner
Keeva and James  - two children from the same town - were diagnosed with cancer within just two months of each other.

Their families, friends and community wanted to do something to give back to those who had helped them. After months of fundraising and hard work, almost £20,000 has been raised for Children with Cancer UK. Keeva and James’ families wanted to support both the hospital that helped their children and other children out there who are suffering from cancer Keeva and James Stand Up to Cancer involved all sorts of fundraising activities over the past year. Some of these have included: Bake sales Runs Haircuts Bike rides ...
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Christmas lights

08 December 2015
Switching on Christmas lights to raise money for Children with Cancer UK
John and Gina Ferridge have been decorating their home with Christmas lights for 13 years to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.

Sadly Christmas 2015 is the last year they will raise money for us in this way. What made them do it? John and Gina decorated their home with Christmas lights each year to raise money in memory of their son Nick, who died from leukaemia in November 1976, aged just eight.

Gina Ferridge said their display in Arnold's Lane had begun modestly with just a few lights, but had grown annually into a local attraction, with work starting on the increasingly elaborate display at the beginning of October.
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Anglers Against Cancer fundraising bonanza

25 September 2015
Anglers Against Cancer group photo
A wonderful group, united by their love of fishing, has raised over £65,000 for Children with Cancer UK.

Anglers Against Cancer (AAC) are angling enthusiasts, committed to raising as much as they possibly can to help beat childhood cancer.

They started as a group of friends with a passion for both fishing and fundraising. AAC is now a family of nearly 5,000 anglers, their loved ones and their friends, with a shared goal of raising funds to help treat, and ultimately prevent, cancer in children.
Raffles, fancy dress, a sponsored cycle and more... The anglers have been working tirelessly throughout 2015 to raise vital funds.

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