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The London Marathon

Good luck and thank you to our runners on Sunday. Find out where our cheering points are. The 2019 Ballot opens on Monday 30th April.

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Blogs from families and young people with cancer.

Sharing your story often helps.  Families and young people with cancer share their blogs with us.

Where your money goes

We spend just 18p on raising further vital funding for each £1 donated!

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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 childhood cancer patients can be successfully treated due to research we helped fund

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We need to develop

safer, kinder & more effective

cancer therapies for children 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.

Read about our awareness campaigns

We help families

As a children's cancer charity, 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 cancer charity, at Children with Cancer UK 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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We have charity places

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

July 29, 2018. We have charity places for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Don't miss your chance to ride this Olympic cycle course - just hours before the world's top cyclists race this same course.

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Your chance to win

Linda Robson’s Spring Grand Draw

Help save young lives and be in with a chance of winning £30,000 by entering Linda Robson’s Spring Grand Draw!

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Social Event - Quiz Party 2018

Our hugely successful Quiz Party is back with a BANG! Join us for this non-stop evening of fun, singing and dancing – not your usual sort of quiz at all. Thursday 26th April 2018.

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