As a children’s cancer charity, we actively raise and invest money to fund specialist research to improve our understanding of childhood cancer and save the life of every child affected by it.
To save children’s lives, research is essential. Childhood cancers are different to adult cancers and need their own research. Most childhood cancers are unique to children.
At Children with Cancer UK we want to find safer, more effective treatments for all young patients. Cancer is still the most common medical cause of death in children and young people. Our focus as a children’s cancer charity is to fund visionary research and bring the breakthroughs that will bring hope to children and their families.Read more
Our journey started with a promise to a dying boy. 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 only nine weeks after his initial diagnosis of leukaemia. But before he died, Paul asked his parents, Marion and Eddie O’Gorman, to help other children with leukaemia.
Paul’s sister Jean, in defiance of her cancer, started to raise money in her brother’s memory. She died just nine months later.Read more