Working with others
In November 1986, Paul O’Gorman was diagnosed with leukaemia. He died just nine weeks later. He was 14 years old. Nine months later, Paul’s sister, Jean, also sadly lost her fight against cancer. Before their deaths, parents Eddie and Marion O’Gorman promised to help other children with cancer, so no other child would have their life cut short. Through the unceasing efforts of Paul and Jean’s family and friends, what began as a small memorial charity in 1988 has evolved into Children with Cancer UK, a major force in paediatric oncology.
Today, Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. They work to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.
The charity funds:
• Life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer.
• Innovative welfare projects to provide better care for young cancer patients and their families.
• Campaigns to raise awareness of childhood cancer, to protect more children and to improve the lives of young cancer patients today, and for future generations.
Every year, almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. That means over ten families are given this devastating news every day. Despite the huge advances that have been made in recent decades to improve treatments, cancer is the leading medical cause of death in children and young people
(1 to 24 years), responsible for the loss of more than 500 young lives every year in the UK.
With the support of companies like Wastelandski, Children with Cancer UK can invest in life-saving research, family support, special days out and awareness raising, so that one day no child will die from cancer