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Why pump-priming?

Pump-priming is the process of helping a research project or idea get off the ground by providing initial funding. Friends of Rosie is unique in our role of kickstarting new childhood cancer research projects.  

Without that first bit of investment, many new ideas would never see the light of day and never be given the chance to potentially improve the treatment and outlook for children with cancer.  

The initial studies we fund are the starting point for all major clinical trials, the creation of new drugs and a potential step change in childhood cancer treatment.  

We award small funding amounts of typically £70,000 per project to give researchers the opportunity to produce 12 months of data and evidence. They can then use this to secure further, large scale investment from other organisations to take the research forward.  

Be the difference for children with cancer.

Together, we can give all children with cancer a brighter future. Become a Friend of Rosie and help us.

Our Partners:


Katrina London

Katrina has specialised in the field of occupational personal injury for over 35 years and has worked exclusively for the victims of asbestos related diseases for the last 20 years.  Katrina is an APIL Accredited Occupational Disease and Asbestos Disease Specialist and Senior Litigator and has Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation. 


Carla Nuttall

Carla has over 20 years’ experience specialising in strategic communications, engagement and marketing across the public and private sector, including the BBC, Manchester Metropolitan University and Muse Developments. She is currently Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing for The Growth Company, an award-winning social enterprise that enables growth, creates jobs and improves lives.