All our welfare projects

We allocate a significant proportion of the funds we raise to provide practical support for children with cancer and their families. 

Read more about our welfare projects below.

A day out at Zippos Circus

Larry McCarthy 04 October 2016
Zippos Circus Ringmaster
Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child to attend Zippos Circus 2016. Watch our video to see how much they enjoyed it. Your donations allowed us to invite children with cancer and their families to a unique day with Zippos Circus.

Since 2011 we have held this very special event with our friends at Zippos Circus, giving children with cancer and their families a wonderful day out.

What's more, because everything needed for this amazing day out was donated, your contribution  immediately went towards helping children with cancer. A review of a splendid day The children and their families were treated as our VIP guests, with a warm welc...
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A spectacular day out

Tom Holt 07 April 2016
Grand Pier  at Weston-Super-Mare
Once again, we were delighted to entertain children with cancer and their families at the Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare.

On 7th of April 2016 children with cancer and their families were our VIP guests for the day.

Almost 200 guests enjoyed a special lunch in the Grand Pier's Regency Suite and enjoyed free rides all day long, generously provided by the Grand Pier whose Donkey Mascot made a guest appearance after lunch! Take a look at some photos of the day Thanks from the families Here's what some of the families said about their day: "(We enjoyed) seeing our children having fun and being able to ride on whatever they wanted. Also, the ...
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Our partnership with CLIC Sargent

liz brown 21 January 2014
Jack and Gayle had a financial grant from CLIC Sargent
Since 2007, we have donated nearly £2 million to help CLIC Sargent provide support for children with cancer and their families.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is a frightening experience for the whole family. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. This can place a considerable financial burden on a family.

We work with CLIC Sargent to help provide better care for children and young people with cancer and their families. Paul's Fund In 2012 we continued our partnership with CLIC Sargent, granting £200,000 to provide financial assistance to families whose ch...
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Children's hospices

Isabelle Gore 21 January 2014
Childs drawing of a house
We work with a number of children's hospices to help families facing the loss of a child.

Tremendous progress has been made in the treatment of childhood cancer in recent years - around three quarters of children diagnosed with cancer now survive.  For around 200 children a year in the UK, however, treatment is not successful.

At Children with Cancer UK, we do what we can to help families facing the loss of a child.
Funding essential hospice care In 2012, we allocated funding to help children's hospices across the UK

We provided funding of £180,000 to Together for Short Lives, enabling them to support children with life-threatenin...
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Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

liz brown 15 October 2013
Child in hospital with medical staff
In September 2013, we donated £500,000 to help children and their families at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, as part of their Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

The expansion of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children will see the incorporation of new clinical specialities to create one of the only multi-disciplinary children’s hospitals in the UK, with a wide provision of clinical facilities all under one roof.
How our donation will help Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Our gift will serve to transform facilities on the new Integrated Cancer Unit and will enable the hospital to invest in a ground-breaking Paediatric Intraoperative ...
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Birmingham Children’s Hospital

liz brown 09 October 2013
Birmingham Childrens Hospital
We have provided funding of £1 million to help Birmingham Children’s Hospital build a new cancer unit as part of their Children's Cancer Centre Appeal.

Part of the new centre will be the Paul O’Gorman building, named after the son of Eddie and Marion O’Gorman, the founders of Children with Cancer UK.
Upgrading facilities The Cancer Unit is the Principal Treatment Centre delivering regional Haemotology and Oncology Services to the population of the West Midlands and beyond. Over the last three years, it has handled more than 14,000 inpatient and outpatient appointments. 

Our significant donation will help the hospital to upgrade their f...
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Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Paul O'Gorman Building

John Smithies 01 September 2013
Paul OGorman building at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, the only dedicated paediatric hospital in South West England, opened in 2001.

It is a national and international referral centre for children requiring bone marrow transplantation.

In addition to providing the most up-to-date treatment facilities, one of the main aims in the design of the new hospital was to overcome many of the practical difficulties that face patients, families and staff.

The provision of more single cubicles and single rooms and better facilities for parents to stay overnight with their child was an important consideration.
How we support the hospital New cancer unit and MRI scan...
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Paul O'Gorman Lifeline

John Smithies 01 October 2012
Since 1996, we have worked with a charity called Paul O’Gorman Lifeline, contributing over £9 million to help fund their life-saving work.
Since 1996, we have worked with a charity called Paul O’Gorman Lifeline, contributing over £9 million to help fund their life-saving work.

The Paul O'Gorman Lifeline helps to provide treatment for children from eastern Europe and central Asia with life-threatening illnesses. Expensive treatments Treatments for cancer are expensive and many poorer countries simply do not have the means to provide them.Three quarters of children diagnosed with cancer in the UK and other affluent countries now survive. Tragically, the outlook for children in less affluent countries is still very bleak.

Treatments for cancer are expensive and many poorer coun...
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Shooting Star CHASE

John Smithies 30 January 2012
Riley with his mum and sister
Since 2008, we have donated £60,000 each year to Shooting Star CHASE to provide practical and emotional support for families in West London, Surrey and West Sussex.

Shooting Star CHASE (previously CHASE Hospice Care) exists to support children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions and their families.

In 2003 and 2004, we also contributed a total of £150,000 to the hospice charity help meet the cost of providing services to the families of children whose leukaemia treatment has failed.

These children need time and space with their families to come to terms with what is happening. They also need specialist care to ensure that their rem...
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The Amazing Great Children's Party

John Smithies 31 July 2010
Batman and Robin with children
July 2010 marked the 23rd anniversary of our amazing great day of fun for thousands of disabled, disadvantaged, leukaemic and seriously ill children.

We entertained around 6,000 deserving children – children whose lives are not the expected carefree ones of childhood because of some disability or a life-threatening illness, or perhaps a difficult or unhappy home

With the help and support of many volunteers and sponsors, we provided all the expected party fun – marvellous magicians, fantastic face-painters, fabulous food, rollicking rides and a star-studded stage show.

View photos from our Amazing Great Children's Parties

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