Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

To be the most family focused children’s cancer charity in Australia recognising the comprehensive and wide-ranging financial responses needed for families of kids with cancer and the children’s hospitals they attend.

We aim to be:

A place where the families of kids with cancer and their social workers can find a solution to the day to day financial needs a family continues to have whilst caring for their sick child.

An organisation that assists children’s hospitals by paying the salaries for oncology fellowships, social workers, and clinical nurse specialists as well as contributing to the funding for research and hospital infrastructure.

A charity where our supporters can be confident that 100% of all the funds we receive in our donation’s Gift Account will go to helping these very vulnerable families through complete transparency and open communication.

Background

Our funds assist doctors, nurses, researchers, families, support groups and hospitals involved in caring for kids with cancer.

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 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.

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