The Department for International Development (DfID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. Our programmes in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Ghana are partially funded with UK aid from the UK government. This funding has enabled us to recruit our first in-country co-ordinators to support our work, which has brought about a step-change in our ways of working, helping us to grow the capability and professionalism of our team. We are extremely grateful to DfID for their fantastic support of our work, for some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children.
THET works to train health workers to build a world where everyone has access to affordable and quality healthcare. They have funded a number of World Child Cancer programmes, most recently a programme in Myanmar to scale up and improve access to childhood cancer services for children and a programme in Ghana to develop the capacity of surgeons and nurses in the use of key hole surgery.
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The Chalker Foundation’s mission is to achieve positive and sustainable health outcomes for all people in sub-Saharan Africa by working in partnership with organisations that invest in the training of health workers and developing local knowledge and skills in the community. The Chalker Foundation supports training activities for World Child Cancer’s Wilms’ Tumour collaboration across Ghana, Cameroon, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Each year, approximately 200 children are diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour across the project. Support for training has led to improved service delivery, treatment outcomes, and knowledge-sharing between health workers in the otherwise isolated field of oncology across sub-Saharan Africa. We are hugely grateful to the Foundation for supporting this project.
The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity is committed to improving children’s lives and benefiting the communities in which they live. The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity supported the purchase of 8 vital signs monitors for our programme at the Yangon Children’s Hospital in Myanmar. Purchased in 2016, these machines have freed up time for nurses and doctors, who used to check a child’s vitals manually. These clinical measurements are especially important during the administration of chemotherapy to calculate the appropriate dose. Furthermore, the vital monitors are portable and easily wheeled to children in different wards.
AD Construction Group Ltd is one of the leading privately owned public sector specialist providers of refurbishment services, based in the London Borough of Bexley, with a geographical coverage across the whole of London, South East and Home Counties. AD provides planned maintenance, refurbishment and decoration services for our clients via one off contracts, partnering agreements and frameworks.
Breyer Group was originally founded as an asphalt roofing contractor by Fred Breyer in 1956. It is still family owned today and is currently managed by Tim Breyer. With over 400 employees and over 60 years’ experience specialising in roofing, construction, responsive repairs and maintenance, they are extremely proud to be one of the industry’s leading principle contractors, with excellent levels of customer service and satisfaction.
As stadium sponsors at Leyton Orient's Breyer Group Stadium they supported our Sleep Out there and many of their staff, including life-long O's fan Tim, took part.
Celgene is a global pharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery, development and commercialisation of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases. Whether it’s working to deliver innovative therapies to emerging markets that lack proper infrastructure or relentlessly pursuing regulatory approvals to bring new options to treat rare diseases, Celgene employees are committed to putting patients first.
Celgene employees also demonstrate a real commitment to the patient communities with which they are involved. In 2014, 7 members of staff from the UK office set out to cycle 500km across Malawi to raise money for World Child Cancer. The team embarked on a gruelling four days of intense cycling across tough terrain from Lilongwe to Blantyre. As a result of their fundraising and the time invested for this great cause, the team raised over £45,000 for World Child Cancer.
Ebiquity harness the power of data, analytics, and technology to improve marketing performance.
Their global team of experts enable the world’s biggest brands to achieve a better return on their media and marketing investments. They also empower them to identify, select, and manage the right agency and technology partners, and help them to create more impactful customer experiences and an improved path to purchase. And help them gain competitive and consumer insights about advertising.
World Child Cancer are delighted to be Ebiquity's charity of choice.
Galliford Try is a FTSE 250 business and one of the UK's leading housebuilding, regeneration and construction groups with revenues of £2.8 billion.
They make an important contribution to meeting the demand for new homes in the private and affordable homes sectors, regenerating neighbourhoods and working to improve the UK’s built environment, delivering positive, lasting change for the communities we work in on behalf of our clients.
Galliford Try Partnerships has chosen World Child Cancer as their charity of the year for 2018-2019. Their staff will be raising funds through numerous events across the year. When launching the partnership, Galliford Try Chief Executive Stephen Teagle said;
"I am pleased to announce Galliford Try Partnerships have teamed up with World Child Cancer. Our business is committed to making a difference and to contributing positively to society, whether that is locally, nationally or globally. We aim to be responsive to the social and economic needs of the communities in which we work and live and to enhance the benefits that our business activities bring; we also acknowledge the contribution that we can make to help tackle issues affecting those in countries less fortunate than our own.
It is great that our two businesses are working together to raise funding for such an incredible cause."
Informa delivers events, intelligence and research to specialists worldwide, helping expert communities connect, discover, learn and progress.
We have been delighted to be selected as a partner charity for Walk the World in London, Informa’s global challenge that sees colleagues taking part in organised walks all over world, while raising money for local community projects.
Informa have also produced videos and supported our research.
Knight Harwood is a main contractor, whose primary business is to construct new buildings, alter, refurbish and remodel existing dilapidated buildings, and fit out interior spaces. They have built a reputation for successfully delivering complex schemes through collaboration with many of the best design teams and clients in the country.
Knight Harwood has been a fantastic corporate supporter for several years, fielding a staff team in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and raising thousands of pounds in the process.
For 2017, the company has agreed to be our Lead Sponsor for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, and we are excited about partnering with them on the event!
Leyton Orient partnered with World Child Cancer and the Breyer Group for a Sleep Out at their home, the Breyer Group Stadium in Leyton, East London. Over £14,000 was raised, much of which was doubled as part of our UK Aid Match Appeal.
Sailun manufactures and distributes premium, great value tyres in over 50 countries. Sailun supports World Child Cancer through its European distribution network encouraging employee fundraising and awareness. Distributors have been organising their own fundraising events helped by the team at World Child Cancer.
Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the worldwide Novartis Group, their purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. They contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine.
Sandoz entered into a partnership with World Child Cancer in February 2016 with a new health initiative in the Philippines, aimed at improving the standard of care for children suffering from cancer. This partnership was extended to Ghana, Mexico and Myanmar in July 2017.
The partnership supports the training and professional development of local healthcare professionals so that they can offer the best care and treatment possible, help to raise awareness of childhood cancer symptoms, and support the establishment of shared care treatment centers in rural locations so that more children receive an early diagnosis and treatment.
Click here to find out more about our partnership with Sandoz and how we are trying to address access to cancer care for children in developing countries.
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The UBS Optimus Foundation is a grant-making foundation working to break down barriers that prevent children from reaching their potential by funding leading organizations to improve the health, education and protection of children.
Our three-year partnership with UBS Optimus Foundation will develop West Africa’s first Centre of Excellence for paediatric oncology. The Centre will lead regional training to improve diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa and will act as a model to demonstrate how childhood cancer can be treated successfully and cost-effectively in low-income countries.