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.

Mr. Bump will be running the 2017 London Marathon

09 February 2017
James Wright
James Wright will be Mr Bump for just one day. James will be taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon dressed as Mr. Bump and running for Children with Cancer UK. We asked James a few questions about his thoughts on the marathon and why the Mr. Bump costume? Q. Why did you choose to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK through the marathon? I have been raising money for Children with Cancer UK since the 2013 Virgin Money London Marathon, when I took part dressed as Little Miss Chatterbox with my wife Della. We chose Children with Cancer UK because of the work the charity does and with the Mr. Men involvement we felt it would be a ... Read More

Fire and Ice Charity Ball

03 February 2017
Fire and Ice ball
Our supporter Saloni Thakkar is hosting a charity event on Friday 10th February and has themed it as Fire and Ice. Saloni tells why she has chosen to help us in this way. Fire and Ice Charity Ball– 10th February 2017 The evening promises to be full of fun as it will start with welcome drinks at 7pm and carry through to 1am with lots of dancing - with music from The Vibrations Band, some fabulous auction prizes and amazing raffles.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2014. This came as a huge shock and my journey through numerous sessions of extremely strong chemotherapy, a mastectomy and radiotherapy began. I cannot describe t...
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The Sun’s Christmas appeal

10 January 2017
The Sun smiles at Christmas appeal
In December, the Sun's Smiles At Christmas campaign raised an incredible £500,000 in cash and toys to share with us and three other charities. 

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

Our CEO Cliff O’Gorman said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Sun readers and the companies who have donated toys.
These special gifts have allowed us to surprise and delight the children who are fighting cancer this Christmas. It's a wonderful gesture.” Watch the children's thank you videos Some of the children have fil...
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My amazing run: 300km in five days to fund research

09 December 2016
James in local newspaper
James Morgan completed an incredible challenge - to run 300 km in five days around his home town of Shrewsbury - to help raise funds for Children with Cancer UK.

35-year-old James has been running for three years to help with his Borderline personality disorder (BPD). He found running helped relieve some of his symptoms, including anxiety and depression. Regular running soon turned into marathon running around the UK. Inspired by seeing Children with Cancer UK TV adverts, James decided to raise money for us to help ensure children with cancer had the best possible chance. James tells his story “Cancer came into our lives when my wife’s u...
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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
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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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