Skip to main content

Why fundraise for this challenge?

With COVID-19 changing the world as we know it, we need your help and support more than ever.

Childhood cancer is still the No.1 cause of non accidental death in children in the UK – and this hasn’t changed during the pandemic. This year, we’ve been unable to fundraise through our physical events and this has left us with a dramatic drop in income.

We take great care with every pound donated, keeping the staff team small, expenses low and directing every possible pound to childhood cancer research at Newcastle University’s Centre for Cancer.

Treatments for children’s cancer have improved massively over the past forty years, and the money you’ve helped raise over this time has helped Newcastle become a world-leading centre for both research and treatment of children’s cancer.

BUT – there’s still a great deal of work to do and we’ll keep fundraising until a cure is found for every type of childhood cancer.

I'm ready for my challenge!

Ways to Fundraise

There are two options to choose from to help us raise funds. Along with taking part in The Climb, you can either:

  1. Donate an amount of money that you feel you can afford to spend at the moment; or
  2. Raise money through sponsorship if you have friends, relatives, colleagues or other associates that you’re happy to ask.


Either way, you will receive an email link to your personal (pre-set up) JustGiving page when you register for The Climb. Check out JustGiving’s top tips for making the most of your fundraising, and visit The Climb’s main JustGiving campaign page here.

If you’d prefer to use pen and paper, you can download a sponsor form here

How your support can make a difference


Could pay for a blood sample


Will allow researchers to sequence the DNA of cancer patients to identify potential new therapies


Will buy a year’s supply of laboratory chemicals for a PhD student to investigate new therapies for childhood cancer

Download a sponsorship form

Back to top