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Thank you to everyone who joined us on a another great family day out, raising funds for childhood cancer research.  

If you have raised your sponsorship on-line, the funds will already be with us so thank you for all of your great work. If you have collected cash, you can either pay it in using the ‘Pay sponsorship’ button at the top of this page, or post a cheque, payable to ‘NECCR’ to us at:


Floor 4, Sir James Spence Institute




Thank you to our corporate supporters for making the event possible:

Corporate supporter packages for 2018 start at £500. If your business is interested in supporting our research through this event, please contact Janet Price –

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The history

The Children’s Cancer Run came from very small beginnings over 30 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.

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