Our trustees provide strategic guidance and direction, ensuring that goals are in place to drive forward our support of research, treatment and welfare of children suffering with cancer.
Eddie O’Gorman OBE founded the charity with his late wife Marion in memory of their two children, Paul and Jean, who tragically both died of cancer in 1987. Since then, he has devoted his life to fighting childhood cancer.
Eddie was made an Honorary Fellow of University College London in recognition of the charity’s contribution to cancer sciences in the UK. He was awarded an OBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List, a much-deserved tribute to his compassion, and commitment.
In October 2018, Eddie received the Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a life devoted to fighting childhood cancer. His work has had an undeniable impact on childhood cancer helping to save thousands of young lives.
Daughter of Eddie and Marion O’Gorman, Sandra is the charity’s most dedicated supporter. She has been involved in almost every aspect of the charity’s work since we were founded in 1988.
As a family charity, we were delighted to welcome her to our Board of Trustees in 2005, in the year her father turned 70.
Best known for her roles in Birds of a Feather, Linda is a committed supporter of Children with Cancer UK and a long-time personal friend of the O’Gorman family. Linda joined our Board of Trustees in 2005.
Linda has represented the charity at many of our fundraising events and has spearheaded numerous successful fundraising appeals, including some with her Birds of a Feather co-star, Pauline Quirke! Linda also kindly agreed to narrate our charity video.
Being part of the Charity from its beginning after losing her two cousins Paul and Jean, Virna then went on to tragically lose her son Jordan, at the tender age of 19 to Sarcoma.
Determined to help children with cancer, Virna was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018.
Friend to and supporter of our charity since 1988, Caroline has been tireless in her efforts to raise awareness and vital funds, organising many popular and successful events over the years. She and her three daughters have run the London Marathon for us twice, and Caroline’s hugely successful ball in Marbella, attended by many famous faces and celebrities over the years, continues to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer.
We are delighted to welcome Caroline to our Board of Trustees.
Ann has been involved with the charity since 1987 when we launched ‘The Amazing Great Appeal’, which included the world’s largest children’s party, cross-channel balloon flights, sports competitions, quizzes, banquets and balls. Over the years Ann, and her husband Hugo, have introduced us to numerous celebrities and famous faces, who helped us by fronting fundraising appeals and by attending our Annual Ball. Their dedication has helped us raise vital funds and awareness of childhood cancer and we are delighted to welcome Ann to our Board of Trustees.
After medical school in Edinburgh, Nick trained in children’s Haematology in Edinburgh, Bristol, Houston and London. Following completion of his PhD he became a Consultant in Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant in Bristol in 1999. He moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in 2006, where he worked as a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist. Nick worked with national and international colleagues to introduce minimal residual diseases (MRD) testing in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia through clinical trials. He is an author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers. Nick retired to southwest France in 2015 but has continued to provide medical input to Children with Cancer UK. He became a trustee of the charity in October 2020. Away from work, Nick and his wife of 30 years have now fostered 32 puppies and live with four dogs of their own and a few sheep.