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We’re extremely proud to announce our partnership with Newcastle Hospitals Charity – the official charity of Newcastle Hospitals. We have collaborated to fund childhood cancer research at Newcastle University’s Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre.

Newcastle Hospitals Charity has made a grant of more than £200,000 to our charity to aid us in funding cutting-edge research – our charity have funded core research at the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre for many years. Marking the start of an exciting charity partnership in the region, this two-year funding package from Newcastle Hospitals Charity will help to make up for an income shortfall we experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As part of this collaboration with Newcastle Hospitals Charity, two new four-year PhD studentships will be funded on the childhood cancer research team at the Wolfson Centre, one starting in each of the two years of the grant (September 2023 and September 2024).

“Newcastle Hospitals Charity and Children’s Cancer North have often worked collaboratively, so it seemed natural for our two charities to join forces to ensure this vital research can continue without interruption over the next two years – it’s great news.”

Chris added: “We hope this project also helps to lay the foundations for future joint working between our charities, helping to strengthen the already world-class research and cancer provision in our region.”

The Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre is one of the largest dedicated childhood cancer research centres in Europe. It is home to more than 90 childhood cancer researchers and is closely linked to the Great North Children’s Hospital, based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle. Childhood cancer research at the Wolfson Centre is focused on improving the quality of life of children during and after cancer treatment by developing better therapies with less damaging side effects, and improving the outlook for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer.

Teri Bayliss, Charity Director at Newcastle Hospitals Charity, said:

“As the official charity for Newcastle Hospitals, we are committed to collaborating with many of the charities who work within the hospitals. Partnership working is a key part of our strategy to help reduce health inequalities and drive forward research capacity in the North East, so we were delighted that we were able to support Children’s Cancer North in their excellent work championing cancer care and research for our youngest patients.”

Here at Children’s Cancer North we’re very excited for this partnership and to be working so closely with another valued charity!

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