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World Cancer Day 2018

Sunday 4th February is World Cancer Day. Find out what we are doing and how you can get involved.

Kaye Wragg BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Radio Four Appeal

Holby City star Kaye Wragg shares her daughter’s story on BBC Radio 4’s Appeal. You can listen now.

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Every day more than

10 children and young people

are diagnosed with cancer in the UK

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8 out of 10

young patients can be successfully treated due to research we helped fund

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We need to develop

safer, kinder & more effective

therapies with fewer toxic side effects

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Out of every £100 spent on cancer research in the UK,

only £3

is spent on research into childhood cancer

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So what do we do?


We fund research

We fund life-saving research to improve our understanding of childhood cancer and to find safer, more effective treatments for all young patients.

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We raise awareness

We campaign and raise awareness of childhood cancer, to protect more children and give more young cancer patients a brighter future.

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We help families

We fund welfare projects to help children and families in their fight against childhood cancer.

Find out how we help

Why research is important

Childhood cancers are different to adult cancers and need their own research. Although they have names that say they’re a cancer, the vast majority of them are unique to childhood.

Cancer is still the most common medical cause of death in children and young people – claiming over 500 young lives each year.

As a children’s charity, we want to find safer, more effective treatments for all young patients.

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Our History

Everything started with a promise

The O’Gorman family was shattered when brother and sister, Paul and Jean, fell victim to cancer within nine months of each other.14 year old Paul died in February 1987, only nine weeks after his initial diagnosis of leukaemia in 1986. Before Paul died he asked his parents, Eddie and Marion O’Gorman to help other children with leukaemia. His sister Jean – in defiance of her cancer, had started to raise funds for children with leukaemia in her brother’s memory – died just nine months later that November.

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BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Kaye Wragg, popular actress and star of Holby City, makes an appeal on our behalf on BBC Radio 4.

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