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Thank you to everyone who took part in the 34th Children’s Cancer Run on 15th May. We all had a fantastic time and hope you did too. 

Thank you to everyone who has already sent in their donations, we have already raised over £100,000 and hope to match last year’s total of £189,000 once all sponsorship has been collected.

Please send any sponsorship forms in as soon as possible to Children’s Cancer Run, Sir James Spence Institute, RVI, Newcastle, NE1 4LP. If you are sending a cheque please make it payable to ‘NECCR’. Alternatively you can pay your sponsorship by bank transfer using the reference CCR16 and your name. Please give your bank our details as follows:

Sort Code:                  30-93-55

Account:                    01866454

Thank you for making a difference!

All of the sponsorship you raise will help fund research to find more effective and less toxic treatments for childhood cancer.

School resources

The ‘one stop shop’ for materials to help your school make the most of taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run and raise funds to save young lives. You will receive a hard copy of the School Information Pack in the post once your school has registered.

View the school resources section

Running for a school?

If you are running for a school, here you can find the Fundraising Page for your school. Please share this with your friends and family, asking them to sponsor you for taking part in the Children’s Cancer Run as part of your school team.

Find your school’s fundraising page

The history

The Children’s Cancer Run came from very small beginnings 33 years ago. It started through Kings School in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear in order to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund, as at the time, one of their pupils was suffering from Cancer of the kidney.

This initial idea blossomed, slowly at first… the first run only had a couple of hundred people from Kings School.

A volunteer committee was set up to manage the organisation of the run, and today, many of the original members are still volunteering their services. Particularly satisfying and completing a ‘circle’ is the fact that Chris Peacock, the pupil at Kings school who had Cancer of the kidney and who inspired pupils and staff to raise money in the first ‘sponsored’ run is now also chairman of the committee.

What you’ve helped raise...


The Children’s Cancer Run has raised over £5 million for research into treatments and cures for childhood cancer carried out here in Newcastle.

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