We are united by a common goal – to save and improve young lives.

Our charity was founded in 1987 by Marion and Eddie O’Gorman in memory of their son, Paul. For over 30 years we’ve been raising money and funding vital research to save the lives of children with cancer and keep families together.

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Our story

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our charity was founded in 1987 by Marion and Eddie O’Gorman in memory of their son, Paul. For over 30 years we’ve been raising money and funding vital research to save the lives of children with cancer and keep families together.

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Our mission

Our mission is to improve survival rates across all types of childhood cancer by finding kinder, safer treatments and ultimately a cure. We also support children and their families to live better during and after treatment.

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Our impact and success

Since 1988, our research funding has helped to drive up childhood cancer survival rates have improved from 67.3% in 1990 to a predicted 85.5% in 2018. We have raised over £250 million to date which has funded over 200 research projects and many other vital services for young cancer patients. We won’t stop until every child survives.

Our people

Our team is united by a common goal – to save and improve young lives. Everything we do revolves around this.

Meet our team