Proton Beam Therapy

£70,000 Proton Beam Therapy project to treat sarcomas in children

Friends of Rosie has awarded a grant of £70,000 to kickstart promising new research into the use of Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) to treat sarcomas in children. The project is being led by researchers at The University of Manchester, with support from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It is investigating the biology of protons used […]

30 Apr 2020
lockdown fundraising

Elizabeth’s cold shower challenge

A massive well done to eight year old, Elizabeth, who has raised £350 with her cold shower challenge for children’s cancer research. Fantastic effort Elizabeth and a huge thank you to everyone who donated. We’re facing tough times ahead as a charity and you’ve helped ensure children with cancer aren’t forgotten. If Elizabeth has inspired […]

28 Apr 2020

Daisy’s 2.6 Challenge

Daisy, aged nine, completed The 2.6 Challenge yesterday, Sunday 26th April, to raise money for Friends of Rosie. Her challenge included a 2.6k run, 26 skips, 26 star jumps, 26 burpees and 26 toilet roll keep ups. She raised £10 for each completed challenge, reaching a grand total of £50. Daisy is niece to our […]

27 Apr 2020
facial asymmetry

New research to help prevent facial disfiguration in children with cancer

Friends of Rosie is funding new research into ways to decrease the risk of facial disfiguration in children with cancers in the head and neck. Says Professor John Hickman, Chair of Friends of Rosie’s Scientific Advisory Board, “As children’s bones and tissues are still growing, current treatments for facial cancers in children can lead to […]

21 Apr 2020