Fly-UK started its charity fundraising in 2005 at the request of Adrian Battersby, one of our pilots. In that first year we helped him to collect £2,500 in support of the Children with Leukaemia charity. By the end of 2018 we have collected an aggregate of well over £68,000. The Charity has changed its name to Children with Cancer and this year we are again taking up the challenge to collect another substantial sum to help the youngsters.
Children with Cancer
Every day 12 families in the UK receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. Through funding vital specialist research, Children with Cancer UK has done everything in its power to give these children the best chance to survive.
Leukaemia is cancer of the blood. It’s not hereditary. You can’t catch it. Yet it kills more of our children than any other disease. Forty years ago, leukaemia was a virtual death sentence. Nowadays, two out of three leukaemic children survive. Please help take this vital work forward by donating today.
Our support helps Children with Cancer UK to fund over 60 research projects across the UK accelerating breakthroughs to help drive up childhood cancer survival rates and find kinder, more effective treatments to reduce long-term side effects. This ground breaking research saves children's lives and would otherwise go unfunded.
Knowing treatment can be especially challenging for family life, Children with Cancer UK also helps fund patient family accommodation near hospitals so families can stay together during their children's treatment. They also organise unforgettable days out for children and their families to create memories that will never be lost.
But they still have so much more to do. A single child dying from cancer is one too many. With your support, we are helping them to create a future in which every child with cancer survives and experiences the life changing moment when they ring the end of treatment bell.
Donations are gladly accepted via Virgin Money Giving. This site is more beneficial to the charity than any other as it allows Gift-Aid to be claimed by the charity where donations are made by tax paying individuals.
Thank you for helping to save the lives of children with cancer and keep families together. The Fly-UK pilots really appreciate all your support and thank you for your donation.