About our work:
The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust was set up in memory of Grace who passed away at the age of 4. Our aim is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer to enable children with cancer to be diagnosed more quickly.
The GKCCT funds essential research into rare and aggressive cancers in children. Our evidence-based publications for clinicians, parents and children provide much-needed information and reassurance. Isolation is a problem for many families affected by childhood cancer. Their online support group for the parents of children affected by rhabdoid and other rare tumours provides that much needed support.
We provide help towards funeral expenses nationally to families affected by rhabdoid tumours. We are now also able to provide financial support to the families of all children diagnosed with any type of cancer in Worcestershire. We offer further support to families in Worcestershire who sadly lose a child to cancer.
The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust receives no statutory funding, so your donations and funds raised are imperative to enable our work to continue. Every contribution, small or large, helps to make a real difference to the lives of children affected by cancer.
Childhood cancer is the most common cause of death of children in the UK. One child in every 285 is diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19. and cancer is the most common medical cause of death of children in the UK. It is not as rare as we may think.
(1 child in every 500 before age 15).
Lives can be saved through diagnosing children earlier and funding much-needed research.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer could help save the life of a child you know. To find out more go to www.gkcct.org/knowthesigns