It's thanks to Princess Diana that the charity was born
Children with Cancer UK originally began as Children with Leukaemia. In 1987, days after Jean’s death on 2 November 1987, Marion and Eddie met Diana, Princess of Wales. Deeply moved by the family’s double tragedy she became personally involved with the charity, and officially inaugurated it on 12 January 1988 at Mill Hill Secondary School. We were greatly enriched by her support and friendship, and shall always remember her with fondness and infinite gratitude.