Cancer is the leading medical cause of death of those aged between 1 and 24, which amounts to approximately 500 deaths every year. This charity’s mission is to improve the survival rate and improve the lives of young cancer patients. They fund more than 60 research projects at their centres of excellence throughout the United Kingdom.

There are all kinds of ongoing projects that your valuable donations can go towards. These projects take forward their understanding of childhood cancer and give up-to-date information and insights into the treatment of young patients across all forms of cancer.

It is tragic that almost everyone knows someone affected by cancer. The charity is working on raising awareness of childhood cancer, in order for us all to protect current and future generations. The charity also funds welfare projects in order to support families throughout the process of treatment, as it is often the case that children need to spend time away from home, which can be lonely and traumatic.

Facts you may not know

Every day more than 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

Eighty percent of young childhood cancer patients can be successfully treated thanks to the research the charity funds.

A mere £3 in every £100 is spent on research into childhood cancer. Children with Cancer UK invest in high-quality research that would usually go unfunded.

Key dates to be aware of

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Other ways to show your support

If you’re a fan of Crystal Palace FC and attend any matches throughout the season, the charity will be present collecting donations. Look out for staff and donate any of your spare change.

If one of your New Years Resolutions is to get fit, you can do so by taking on a sponsored challenge. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a great excuse to start training for now, and there are many events throughout September to take part in. Click here for the full list and further information.

If sports isn’t your thing, you may like to consider signing up as a volunteer. You can take on tasks such as office work, or be there to support staff and participants in sporting events. If this sounds appealing to you, follow this link to read more about what’s on offer.


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