We are a leading UK children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.
Ringing the End of Treatment Bell means a child has finished their cancer treatment. We fund vital research so that one day every child will survive and can ring the End of Treatment Bell.
Childhood leukemia, the most common type of cancer in children and teens, is a cancer of the white blood cells. Abnormal white blood cells form in the bone marrow. They quickly travel through the bloodstream and crowd out healthy cells. This raises the body’s chances of infection and other problems.
Children with Cancer UK
Children With Cancer UK (formerly Children with Leukaemia) is a United Kingdom-based charity dedicated to raising money for research and providing care for children with cancer and their families. The aims of their research projects are to understand what causes children to get cancer and to develop improved treatments.
Children With Cancer UK was established in 1987 by Eddie and Marion O’Gorman and their family in memory of their son, Paul, who died from leukaemia. The initial aim was to raise £100,000 for research and support. The O’Gormans lost a second child, their daughter Jean, to cancer shortly after their first fundraising event (The Paul O’Gorman Banquet and Ball). Subsequently, Diana, Princess of Wales became involved in the charity, which she inaugurated in 1988.
Since 1987, Children With Cancer UK has raised over £220 million, which is used to support research into the causes and treatment of cancer in children and clinical trials. The charity also funds research centres, such as the Northern Institute for Cancer Research. and respite accommodation for affected families. In 2007, they provided funding for a new £40 million biomedical research lab at the UCL Cancer Institute, named after the deceased Paul O'Gorman.