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, his 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 £220 million has been raised to help the fight against childhood cancer, saving young lives and keeping families together.
By entering our Grand Draws, 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.
At ten years old, Eve was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The tumour was pushing on her optic nerve causing her to temporarily lose her eyesight. For over a year, Eve went through surgery and various treatments, until eventually she rang the end of treatment bell last year.
However, the doctors were not able to remove her tumour as this would have caused a lot of damage. Now Eve and her family are waiting to see whether the treatment was successful or if it has caused any long-term side effects, which could take up to 18 months.
Her mum, Penny, shares her story.Read more
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