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North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) is a children’s charity formed in 1979 by a small group of parents whose lives had been changed forever by childhood cancer. Some parents had lost children, while others were grateful that their children had overcome disease.

30 million reasons

Over the past 30 years NECCR has helped fund research that has established the North East as one of the world leaders in the research of childhood cancer. To date the charity has raised over £30 million.

Why we need your help

Our charity needs your help to continue this work, and to help more children beat cancer and live long and happy lives. You can get involved by making a donation, fundraising for the charity or by attending one of our events.

“Cancer is the number one cause of non-accidental death in young children in the UK. North of England Children’s Cancer Research strives to raise money to directly fund research into the causes and treatment of this terrible disease.”

– Chris Peacock, NECCR Chairman

The main objectives of the research we help to fund are...

  1. 1
    To increase the number of children cured of cancer
  2. 2
    To make treatment less distressing
  3. 3
    To find causes of childhood cancer
  4. 4
    To improve chemotherapy
  5. 5
    To individualise treatment
  6. 6
    To develop new treatments
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