Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Elin and her mum Rhian

Every day, 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.
Each September, we make an extra special effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer, the impact that a diagnosis can have and how our essential work helps young cancer patients and their families. Thank you for your help and support each September.

We'll let you know our plans for this coming September over the next few weeks.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day, 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK - children like Elin (pictured above) who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was just five years old.

Thanks to support like yours, Elin is now well and she and her family have been able to start a new chapter in their lives.

Read Elin's story

Last year's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Our Golden Tea Party

Jayne Torvill collecting her medal for running the Royal Parks Half MarathonTo launch Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2015, we invited children with cancer and their families to join us for a special ‘Golden Tea Party’. This was followed by a trip to the theatre to see Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Generous supporters, One Aldwych hotel, hosted the scrumdiddlyumptious tea, themed around Willy Wonka’s magical world.

The children were delighted to meet Olympic Gold Medallist and Dancing on Ice star, Jayne Torvill and children’s TV presenter, Chris Jarvis.

One Aldwych’s exterior was also dressed in gold light throughout September to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Gold ribbon for childhood cancer awareness month

Wearing your gold ribbon helped raise awareness

Wearing your gold ribbon during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helped raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Thank you for ordering your ribbons from our online shop and for your donations.

We distributed thousands ribbons throughout the month, raising vital funds for our work.

Showcasing our vital research

What a humbling experience to see the hard work from some of our brightest people in the country in the quest to cure childhood cancer. Gary Bolton, Regional Director (East region), Coral We were delighted to take our amazing corporate partners, Coral, to visit some of our research projects during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Since adopting Children with Cancer UK as their 2014/15 charity partner, Coral’s fantastic staff have already raised a staggering £1.3 million to support our work.

Taking some of their top fundraisers to visit projects in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Surrey, we were so pleased to have the opportunity to show them first-hand how important their support is and inspire them to raise even more!  

Read more: London visit | Manchester visit | Edinburgh visit 

Five ways you can help when a friend’s child is diagnosed with cancer

Yasmin and IsaacAdvice from Karen, mum to Yasmin, diagnosed with leukaemia at age two.

"Finding out your child has cancer is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. Friends and family members wish to help but sometimes just don’t know what they could possibly do to make things better"

Yasmin was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of two, shortly after the birth of her little brother Isaac. Yasmin’s mum, Karen, wrote this blog post for us to share during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 

Read Karen's advice:

Raising awareness - raising funds

Five happy runners from our Children with Cancer running teamThroughout September hundreds of our amazing supporters raised funds for us by taking part in challenge events.

Runners and trekkers from Newcastle’s Great North Run to the Three Peaks Challenge to the Berlin Marathon wore their gold ribbons with pride. Thanks teams!

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Thank you for helping us raise awareness of childhood cancer. We'd love to hear if you've done something special. Please share your stories and photos with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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