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Our Research Projects

It is our primary aim to fund the most promising new childhood cancer research ideas in the North West. As a result of our funding researchers are able to obtain preliminary results to back up their ideas, which they can then use to secure large-scale funding from the big cancer research charities and pharmaceutical companies. Each year, […]

10 Sep 2018

Oscar and George’s 2.6 challenge

Oscar, aged 8, and George, aged 6, spent last week completing their 2.6 challenge for Friends of Rosie, raising £604 with gift aid. They asked family and friends to set them a series of challenges to do with the numbers 2.6 or 26. The challenges ranged from 26 press-ups and star jumps, to reading 26 […]

11 May 2020

Our annual newsletter OUT NOW!

Please take a moment to read our latest newsletter, which is hot off the press. This issue includes a plea from our Board of Trustees, fundraising ideas, news of our latest research projects, and stories from our supporters. Thank you for your continued support and for helping ensure children with cancer are not forgotten.

06 May 2020
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