Improving Children's lives


You are helping us develop the expertise that will improve children’s lives.

With your support we are delving into health issues that affect young people today – funding multi-disciplinary research into autism, pioneering a life-saving drug in the treatment of Burkitt’s Lymphoma and driving a national programme to improve diagnosis and treatment of childhood brain cancer.

Thank you.  




Andrew Peet, Reader in Paediatric Oncology "Children’s brains are very fragile when they are developing. Our research provides noninvasive scans to identify the type of tumour and how aggressive it is to enable us to develop the best treatment plan for each child. Ultimately, we are improving treatment for children and if we can cure them, they will have a long life ahead of them."


At least one in every 100 children in the UK is on the autism spectrum and many will do well in mainstream education if they receive the appropriate support. Thanks to you, our researchers can focus on our understanding of autism and make a real difference to the education and care of this population. Learn more.

Brain cancer in children

A groundbreaking new research centre in Birmingham is improving diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer, a dangerous, debilitating disease that affects 400 children in the UK each year. Your donations are helping us develop a non-invasive brain scanning technique for clinical practice. Learn more.

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