Who we are
In 1987, the O’Gorman family was shattered when brother and sister, Paul and Jean, fell victim to cancer within months of each other. Just days after Jean’s death, her parents met Diana, Princess of Wales. Deeply moved by the double tragedy, Diana personally helped Eddie and Marion start the charity.
Since then, Children with Cancer UK has evolved into a major force in paediatric oncology. To date, over £300 million has been raised to help the fight against childhood cancer, saving young lives and keeping families together.
By entering our Grand Draw, you are helping us to continue to save young lives and keep families together.
We’re currently funding over 50 major research projects across the UK, investigating a broad range of childhood cancers. Our aim is to better understand them and find more effective, less toxic ways of treating them.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a frightening experience for the whole family. We fund innovative welfare projects to provide better care and practical support for young cancer patients and their families.
We share the experiences of families affected by childhood cancer, together with those of bloggers and researchers. By raising awareness of childhood cancer, we can improve the lives of more young cancer patients.
During Lockdown in 2020, Florie was diagnosed with Wilms' tumour (kidney cancer), turning her family's world upside down.
Despite facing gruelling treatments, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Florie is going from strength to strength two and a half years on. Although she has to have heart-stopping scans every three months, Florie is flourishing in Year 1 at school and is really looking forward to seeing Santa and getting lots of presents!
Florie's mum, Emma, shares her story.
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