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World Child Cancer is delighted to have been chosen to participate in this year's Big Give Christmas Challenge! This Christmas challenge gives our supporters the chance to double their donations at 12 noon on the 4th and 5th of December. A big thank you to those of you who have already pledged to donate on Friday and Saturday - we are so grateful! All proceeds raised through The Big Give Christmas Challenge will go towards helping children with cancer at our Cameroon project in Africa. If you are interested in taking part in this online Christmas challenge, or would like more information on how it works, please contact:

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Jon Rosser Appointed CEO

Jon Rosser Appointed CEO

Jon Rosser, currently Consultant and Interim Emergency Response Manager at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Child Cancer.

Jon is an experienced chief executive, consultant, interim manager and coach with twenty years experience as a senior executive. 

He has extensive experience in running organisations and managing change and growth, as well as a number of years experience in international development at a senior level with VSO, Save the Children and Merlin particularly focussed on developing health programmes. 

Commenting on the appointment, World Child Cancer UK Chairman, Anu Vedi said “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the World Child Cancer Team. He has a strong background in development and a real drive for improving access to better healthcare in developing countries. I am confident that his expertise and commitment will really benefit our work, and enable us to expand our services to reach even more children with cancer.”

“I’m delighted to be appointed CEO of World Child Cancer and feel very privileged that along with our passionate staff and brilliant volunteer doctors and nurses I will have the opportunity to make such a difference to so many lives. I am looking forward to getting to know more about the in-country projects and meeting the people whose hard work and commitment make our work possible,” said Jon.
Jon will be based in Vauxhall, London at the World Child Cancer offices and his appointment is effective from 21 September 2015.

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Huge congratulations to all our amazing runners for completing the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday. What a fantastic achievement. Together as team you have not only ran 209 miles, but collectively raised an incredible £13,000 with the total continuing to go up! On behalf of the children and the families that we work with we want to say Thank you! Your fundraising will make such a difference enabling us to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for thousands of children with cancer, and their families across the developing world. We hope that you are all having a well earned rest and not feeling too much pain in the legs today. Hopefully, we will be seeing you all again next year!

#FeelGoodFriday Lisa and the rest of the World Child Cancer team would like to wish all our amazing London marathon runners the very best of luck this Sunday. The WCC team will be looking out for you all at Tower Bridge, equipped with our megaphones ready to cheer you all on as you run past. Now if you haven't started carb loading yet what are you playing at?! Head on down to your nearest pasta place now. Happy Friday people!

#WCCWednesday There are an estimated 1,285 to 2,410 cases of childhood cancer a year in Myanmar with only one paediatric oncologist, Dr Aye Aye Khaing, who serves at Yangon Children’s Hospital. In 2012 Yangon Children’s Hospital diagnosed 260 children with cancer. At the end of treatment around 65 patients survived – a survival rate of 25%, compared to an 80% survival rate in the UK. One of the main reasons for the low survival rates is that up to 50% of patients and their families abandon treatment due to being unable to fund treatment and live at YCH without an income. Our programme in Myanmar supports Yangon Children’s Hospital to increase its capacity to care for children with cancer and their families. We use our funds and team of expertise to; facilitate training for local staff, improve healthcare facilities, improve access to medicines, support awareness raising and advocacy campaign and provide support services for children and their families. In Myanmar, we work with international healthcare professionals from hospitals in developed countries including Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London and Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA to share knowledge and best practice. Our project in Myanmar is funded with UK AID from the UK government.

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