25th anniversary of CHILDREN with CANCER UK - Charity support

It was a great honour to join CHILDREN with CANCER UK for their 25th anniversary in the House of Lords on 15th January 2013.  I am always happy to volunteer my time and skills to support such amazing organisations.  Meeting and photographing such amazing people and brave children and their parents was a great pleasure and inspiration for me.

Hosted by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, this special event was an opportunity to celebrate the scientific advances of the past 25 years and thank much valued supporters who have made this possible.

Chairman and Founder Eddie O’Gorman gave a speech on the night and says:

“This charity was founded in memory of my son Paul, who died from the blood cancer leukaemia – the most common childhood cancer – when he was just 14 years old. His sister Jean was lost, also to cancer, just nine months later. 

50 years ago, leukaemia was a virtual death sentence.  Today, over 80% of children with leukaemia survive.  
Sadly, as this is not true for other forms of childhood cancer (which still kills more babies and youngsters than any other disease in the UK) we must continue to fight for the lives of children diagnosed with all types of cancer and to support them and their families.
Thanks to our kind supporters we have raised £150 million in the charity’s first 25 years.  What started as a small memorial foundation has evolved into a leader in paediatric oncology research, funding the work of scientists, clinicians and carers.”

Please help save young lives. You can find more information about how to make a donation by clicking here: make donationThank you. 

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