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Kids ‘n’ Cancer 2015 Winter Ball Video

Kids n Cancer 2015 Winter Ball - Video

The 2015 Kids ‘n’ Cancer Winter Ball, held on 21st November, was a mix of Entertainment, presentations, fundraising, celebrities and high emotion!

Here’s a video of just a few highlights from the night – with quick cameos by Coronation Street’s Tisha Drew-Merry and Oliver Farnworth and the Apprentice / CBB’s James Hill.

A great night for a great cause.  More…

Rick Wakeman And Emmie Beckitt On Radio 2

Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman - 'Welcome A Star'Two of Kids ‘n’ Cancer’s patrons, Rick Wakeman and 15 year old Emmie Beckitt, have been talking to Simon Mayo on Radio 2 about their work For Kids ‘n’ Cancer, and more importantly, the launch of Emmie’s new single, written by Rick especially for her.

“Welcome a Star” is a Christmas song, released on December 4th, and is Emmie’s first release, we’re sure of many. The amazing thing about the single is that all profits are going to Kids ‘n’ Cancer.

To listen to the interview and performance on Simon’s show, go to this link - – and scroll the timeline to 01:13:30. This podcast is available until approximately 19th January 2016. More…


Alexander’s made a new friend!

Kids 'n' Cancer - Alexander Vinson and Indy, ProCure's therapy dog

Alexander Vinson, who has been in Oklahoma since Monday at ProCure and is now getting ready to begin his Proton Therapy Treatment, seems to have not only settled in very well – but made a friend for life with Indy the ‘wonder dog’, ProCure’s very own Therapy dog. Got another new fan Indy….

REAL TIME Live’s ‘Action For Alexander’ Gig

REAL TIME Action for AlexanderREAL TIME Live are holding an ‘Action for Alexander’ gig on Sunday 6th December.

All funds raised are in aid of the appeal for Alexander Vinson, a 2 year old boy who is off to the USA for Proton Therapy Treatment on a brain tumour, which the NHS won’t fund treatment for. Raising £150,000 is the target and you can help us achieve this by having a fantastic night out! Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door – and you can book online now… More…

Action for Alexander Appeal Launched

Action for Alexander Appeal - please donateKids ‘n’ Cancer  are hoping to give a Wiltshire family the “best early Christmas present ever” by stepping in to raise £150,000 for a two-year-old boy with a rare brain tumour, to undergo specialist proton beam therapy treatment in the US.

We have pledged our support to Alexander Vinson (pictured left), from Dilton Marsh, near Westbury in Wiltshire, who has been diagnosed with a rare atypical teratoid/rhabdoid (ATRT) brain tumour.

The nature of the tumour is that it is fast-growing in the brain and the spinal cord, meaning that Raluca and PhilipAlexander’s parents, were forced to act quickly to secure treatment for their son.

Alexander has since undergone two eight-hour operations at Southampton hospital to remove approximately 80 per cent of the tumour. He is already undergoing chemotherapy and will receive radiation treatment when he turns three… More…

blanc’s Fund Raising Fashion Show

Blanc fashion show, raising funds for Kids n CancerChesterfield’s fashion house, blanc, are delighted to be supporting Kids ‘n’ Cancer with a Charity Fundraising Fashion Show at 7pm on Tuesday 3rd November at the ‘Maison MesAmis’ Bistro on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield.

Showcasing pieces from Blanc’s Autumn Winter Collection, including Casual wear wear through to evening wear, gowns and sparkly shoes – perfect for the forthcoming Kids ‘n’ Cancer 5th Anniversary Celebration Ball which takes place on Saturday 21st November 2015. More…

5th Anniversary Celebration Ball

The Kids 'n' Cancer 5th Anniversary Celebration - sponsored by Drainage 2000This years event will be like no-other as we celebrate 5 years of Kids n Cancer UK.

As always, you are promised an evening of entertainment from our very gorgeous show girls,  our beautiful and hugely talented Emmie Beckitt (who is due to release her first single at Christmas), hilarious comedy from Freddy ‘Parrot-Face’ Davies - whose long, successful career includes appearances on the big screen in Harry Potter and Funny Bones and many appearances on the small screen in TV shows such as My FamilyCasualtyLast of the Summer Wine and more… not forgetting a hit single in the 70s ‘So Lucky’! As well as Music and comedy from Triple Cream, 3 fellas thats are multi-instrumentalists, excellent vocalists, impressionist and comedians in their own right along with some Special Guests. More…


Superman Scott Goes The Distance

Scott Timbrell pushed 4 year old Luca Allan Grippo in his pushchair all the way around the full Chesterfield Marathon CourseA local curtain wall installer from Chesterfield who has spent years going to extreme lengths for charity – including walking to Blackpool and cycling to London – has now added completing his town’s 2015 marathon to a growing list of extraordinary acts for good causes.

However, while the elite runners raced home in under three hours, there was a crucial difference in the way Scott completed the marathon: for the full 26 miles, he pushed four-year-old Luca Allan Grippo in his wheelchair.

Luca was born with meningitis and was then diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia and associated Learning Difficulties and communicates by eye pointing. In the last year he has also developed Epilepsy.

Fundraiser Scott pushed Luca over the finish line in less than six hours – all the more impressive when you consider he did it with no training.

Scott only met Mick and Tracy, Luca’s parents, a month ago at a pub fundraising evening, but already he has raised more than £1,000 from fundraising events and activities – and Chesterfield-based charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer, organisers of the Chesterfield Marathon, doubled Scott’s money on the day, with a £1,000 donation towards Luca’s treatment…  READ MORE…


Freya’s Family Announce New Charity Partnership

Freya Bevan with June and Mike HymanThe parents of three-year old Freya Bevan who underwent lifesaving treatment for a rare brain tumour have announced that they have joined forces with the charity which helped save her life.John-Paul and Katherine Bevan are to launch a Welsh branch of Kids ‘n’ Cancer –  the charity which stepped in to help their daughter, Freya, when she underwent Proton Beam Therapy treatment in America.Freya, from Neath in South Wales, was diagnosed with a PNET tumour in April 2014 and was turned down for NHS funding to undergo Proton Beam Therapy treatment in America.

Her parents contacted Kids ‘n’ Cancer for help – and within less than a week, the family were on a plane heading to the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma, where they spent 10 weeks with Freya whilst she underwent the specialist treatment. READ MORE…


The Bevan Family. We Are Eternally Grateful To Kids n Cancer

The family of a two-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour have travelled to Chesterfield to meet the charity which came to their aid.

Freya Bevan

Kids ‘n’ Cancer stepped in to help Freya Bevan, (above), who was diagnosed with a PNET tumour in April 2014, after she was turned down for NHS funding to undergo Proton Beam Therapy treatment in America.

Her parents contacted Kids ‘n’ Cancer for help and within less than a week, the family were on a plane heading to the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma, where they spent 10 weeks with Freya whilst …. READ MORE…

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