Children with Cancer UK
Every day 12 families in the UK will be told their child has cancer. It’s the most devastating news a parent can receive, their sole focus is to do everything they can to ensure their child gets better. At Children with Cancer UK we actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together. In doing so we liberate visionary researchers and accelerate breakthroughs bringing together extraordinary children with extraordinary research that will one day benefit everyone. Since 1988 we have funded over 200 childhood cancer research projects and thanks to these research projects, 8 out of 10 patients can now be successfully treated.
We support families whose lives have been turned upside down by helping to fund the building of free patient and family homes near hospitals around the UK, supporting charities by offering financial assistance to families during treatment and delivering unforgettable days out for children and families thus creating memories that can never be lost.
Our vision is a world where no child dies of cancer. Today, children with cancer ring their End of Treatment Bell to mark a huge milestone in their lives - the end of their cancer treatment. We’ve been working to improve survival rates and the quality of survival in young cancer patients. Great progress has been made and together we’ve helped drive childhood cancer survival rates up from 63.7% to a predicted 84% in 2017*.
With your generous support, you will help fight the injustice of cancer in children.
*Survival rates are based on 5 year survival. The 84% figure for 2017 is an estimated figure by the Office of National Statistics, exact figures will be known by 2023.