World Child Cancer UK

Give children with cancer the gift of growing up

We believe that every child with cancer should have equal access to the best treatment and care. With your support we will increase the number of children diagnosed with cancer in low-income countries, improve the quality of care they receive, and provide financial and emotional support for families

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1084729)

Campaign target

£49,116

Amount raised

£38,392

Donations

63

Championed by The Reed Foundation - International

  • It’s great that World Child Cancer is there to support families. Without this help, many more families would be unable to access the treatment their child needs to cure their cancer.

    — Dr Shwe Sin, Myanmar

  • I want to become a doctor when I grow up so I can help other children.

    — Prapti, Bangladesh

  • The whole team; doctors, nurses, play workers and staff have been so wonderful. When being told of Likem’s cancer I did not think I would see him smile again but now cannot wait to see him playing with his brother at home once more.

    — Likem’s mother, Ghana

Situation

This year over 300,000 children will develop cancer. Most of these children live in low-income countries where survival rates can be as low as 10%, compared to over 80% in high-income countries. Very few of these children will have access to an accurate diagnosis, let alone any form of effective treatment. We know, through our experience, that relatively simple interventions can be used to break down these challenges in a cost-effective way to ensure that more children with cancer survive.

Solution

We will raise awareness of childhood cancer in local communities and train healthcare professionals to spot its early warning signs to give children a faster route to treatment. By partnering healthcare professionals in high-income countries with those in low-income countries we will leave a legacy of skills development and improve care for children with cancer now and in the future. We will also support treatment and transport costs and provide emotional support for children and their families.