Everything we do revolves around a common goal – to save and improve young lives.

Our founders, Marion and Eddie O’Gorman, whose son Paul’s life was cut short by childhood leukaemia, remain at the helm of our team with offices opposite Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer

Cliff O'Gorman

Cliff was a founding Trustee of our charity, created in memory of his brother and sister, Paul and Jean, who died of cancer within just 9 months of each other. For over 30 years Cliff has been an Honorary Spokesman of the charity, speaking on our behalf in the UK and overseas. Cliff’s main commercial background has been as director/ buying director for national retail store groups.

Cliff has always been deeply involved with the growth of the charity, developing our new brand in 2018 to celebrate our 30th anniversary and launching our funding of Precision Medicine at the House of Lords in collaboration with Cancer Research UK - a project that will save the lives of many children and offer them a kinder treatment to help them with a better quality of life.

Cliff has developed strong relationships with other leading children’s cancer charities such as CLIC Sargent, Blood Cancer UK, Anthony Nolan, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cancer Research UK with whom the charity has developed joint projects, which included setting up ‘The Children and Young People’s Cancer Coalition’.

Cliff continues to steer our dedicated team at Children with Cancer UK as we strive to improve the survival rates of childhood cancer and support children and their families to live better with and after treatment.

Cliff O'Gorman

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Our trustees ensure that we always have a clear strategy and set of goals in place ensuring that we're working towards a united and shared goal of fighting childhood cancer.
scientific panel

Our scientific advisory panel offers comprehensive scientific guidance that is vital in the fight against childhood cancer. You can find out more about our panel here.

Meet our Scientific Leadership

Nick Goulden

Medical Research Director

Nick has a long link with the charity from his time on our Scientific Advisory Panel; he took up the role of Medical Research Director in 2016 on retiring from Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is working with the Scientific Advisory Panel and the staff team to maximise the positive impact of our research funding.

Denis Henshaw

Scientific Director

Denis Henshaw, formerly Professor of Human Radiation Effects at Bristol University, has wide experience in environmental factors affecting childhood cancer risk. Denis works with the charity’s Scientific Advisory Panel to award funding for high-quality research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer.