In November 1986, Paul O’Gorman was diagnosed with leukaemia. He died just nine weeks later, aged 14 years old. Less than a year after losing their son, Eddie and Marion O’Gorman lost their daughter Jean, also to cancer. Before his death, Paul’s parents promised to help other children with leukaemia, so no other child would have their life cut short by this dreadful disease. We work tirelessly to keep this promise – and, today, we work to give children a better chance in their fight against all types of cancer.
Our aims are to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer. We fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood leukaemia and other childhood cancers, and work to protect young lives through essential welfare and campaigning programmes.
Because we receive no funding from the government, we rely entirely on voluntary donations from the public to continue our fight against childhood cancer. From a one-off donation to setting up a regular donation or by taking part in a run or challenge, there are lots of ways you can support our life-saving work.
Our work is supported by many famous friends, our loyal band of volunteers and the generosity of kind individuals and businesses who help us to raise life-saving funds.