Our Vision

Our funds assist doctors, nurses, researchers, families, support groups and hospitals involved in caring for kids of all ages.

Helping every child with cancer in Australia to achieve the best possible outcome and to ensure access to all the medical and family support they need

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Our Mission

Since 1998 we have worked tirelessly almost every day, 7 days a week, taking just 4 days off each year. Prior to Covid-19 we were face-to-face fundraising in up to 15 venues every day. We are still working on behalf of the youngest of children and we intend to continue with that mission, seeking the assistance from our current & future supporters to provide the funds to pass on to the families, the children & the clinicians who work in all the children’s hospitals throughout Australia.

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Since 1998 we have funded research into better ways to treat children suffering now. We have provided funding to pay the salary for those clinicians and researchers to make this happen, and our funds have been used to build or renovate children’s cancer wards, and research units. No other Australian children’s charity is as diverse, nor does all the things that we do in support of the children.

We see it as a priority to relieve the pain that current patients suffer, and to this end we ask the senior clinicians/oncologists in the children’s hospitals: “how can we best help you to care for the kids, now”?

The vast majority of the requests that we receive for funding are to provide funds that will allow the oncology Units in the hospitals to employ the additional clinicians to care for the kids, and provide the clinical help that will relieve suffering now.

We also hope that our direct family financial assistance that may be used for something as simple as a walking frame or recliner chairs to make the kids more comfortable when they receive treatment, will also provide some relief to the pain & suffering of the youngest of patients.

Our Kids with Cancer Project is to provide family financial assistance that will go directly to families throughout Australia via requests from all the hospital’s Social Work Units. Unlike most other charities we don’t have a dollar limit per family per year, we don’t turn families away once they have received an imposed limit and say “come back in 12 months” we take each request on individual merit despite what we might have provided previously. We pay: mortgages and rents, car repairs, insurance, tutoring and all household bills and provide grocery vouchers so the families can put food on the table, sadly we also assist with funeral payments if needed.

Before you donate to us, or any charity find out where the money goes, how much of your donation will get to the kids that are suffering now.

Peter Bodman
Director