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Over 6,500 call on the Prime Minister to fund, not fail seriously ill children

Date Posted
12 September, 2018

We have delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street which is calling on the government to fund, not fail seriously ill children in England. Signed by 6,670 people, the petition calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to use some of...

Celebrating those who ring the bell and supporting those who do not

Date Posted
17 September, 2018
Author
Andy Fletcher

Last week, my limited scientific knowledge (a barely scraped GCSE pass) was stretched to the limit by a brilliant presentation given by Professor Persis Amrolia, from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, about research into CAR-T (chimeric...

Stars to raise vital funds for children at BGC Charity Day 2018

Date Posted
4 September, 2018

We’re thrilled to chosen as one of the beneficiary charities for the BGC Charity Day which commemorates the colleagues and employees they lost in 9/11. Our Patron Holly Willoughby, special friend Melanie Sykes and Ambassador Lance Corporal Richard Jones will...

Loneliness – more than an age-old issue

Date Posted
20 August, 2018
Author
Andy Fletcher

A couple of weeks ago, the Government’s call for evidence on its strategy to combat loneliness closed. It was easy to miss, with little or no media fanfare. But the Government’s commitment to tackling loneliness and isolation in society is...

Spotlight on Northern Ireland

Date Posted
17 August, 2018
Author
Rachel Meehan

Throughout August we’re focusing on the support available to families looking after a seriously ill child in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. We’ve published three blogs celebrating the great work being done in these areas, and raising awareness of the...

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