Lindisfarne Christmas Shows are a Gift for the Future Fund

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Posted by Graeme Elliott on January 17, 2017
Legendary North East folk rock band Lindisfarne have used their traditional Christmas Shows to raise vital funds and awareness for the Future Fund, which continues to support paediatric oncology research within the ...

Success for the Future Fund as world-leading research centre into childhood cancer opens

Posted by Graeme Elliott on September 16, 2016
The success of the Future Fund campaign in inspiring donors means a new multi-million pound centre will see Newcastle University and the Great North Children’s Hospital lead the fight against childhood cancer. ...

Legendary folk rock band Lindisfarne backs the Future Fund campaign

Lindisfarne visit Newcastle University to check on cancer research for The Future Fund
Posted by Graeme Elliott on June 3, 2016
Members of the legendary North East band Lindisfarne have pledged their ongoing support to Newcastle University’s Future Fund. More than £4.2m has so far been raised by the campaign, which aims to ...

Children with cancer are stars of a film to promote the Future Fund

The Future Fund’s film premier was at the Great North Children’s Hospital medi-cinema and youngsters were treated like stars as they walked the red carpet and were given ‘Oscars’ for their performances.
Posted by Graeme Elliott on December 21, 2015
A heart-warming charity video featuring children with cancer was premiered at a special screening today. Patients from the Great North Children’s Hospital star in a film to help raise money for the ...

Future Fund receives £1.5m donation from a leading research charity

Newcastle University brochure on cancer research.
Prof. Josef Vormoor (Sir James Spence Professor of Child Health and Director of The Northern Institute for Cancer Research)
Pic: Mike Urwin. 200314
Posted by admin on July 20, 2015
Newcastle University’s planned pioneering centre for childhood cancer research is a step closer to becoming a reality thanks to a generous donation from a prestigious national charity. The Wolfson Foundation, which supports ...

Future Fund total touches £2 million mark

Benfield Motors' Chief Executive Mark Squires (second from left) learns how the company's donation will support the world-leading children's cancer research of Newcastle University
Posted by admin on January 7, 2015
A £50,000 donation from one of the North East’s leading family businesses will help Newcastle University to further strengthen the region’s reputation as a centre for excellence in childhood cancer research. Benfield ...

Hats off to Lindisfarne for children’s cancer fund support

Legendary Newcastle band 
Lindisfarne are supporting the Future Fund during their Christmas Shows at Newcastle City Hall.
Pictured: Katie Harland of the Future Fund with patron Ray Jackson (front right)  and the rest of the band. during rehearsals.
Posted by admin on December 4, 2014
Hats off to fans of legendary Newcastle band Lindisfarne who are swapping their festive headwear for the charity feel-good-factor this Christmas. Paper party hats usually paraded at the popular Lindisfarne Christmas Shows ...

Cancer survivor traces Future Fund research team

Charlotte Butterworth, aged six, whilst undergoing treatment for childhood cancer
Posted by admin on October 17, 2014
A teenage cancer survivor from Cambridge has spoken of her support for the Future Fund’s plans to tackle the disease after tracing the Newcastle University researchers who recruited her to a clinical ...

Care and cures of the children’s cancer ward

Jenny Palmer (Lead Nurse), Cara Smith (Youth Support Coordinator) and Wendy Balfour (Junior Sister)
Posted by admin on October 1, 2014
  We take a look behind the scenes at the children’s cancer ward where research is translated into care and cures. Ask a playground full of parents what they fear most for ...

Barbour Foundation donates £1 million to Future Fund

Barbour Foundation donation to Future Fund
Posted by admin on September 20, 2014
The Future Fund campaign has taken a significant step closer to its goal of establishing a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University after receiving a £1 million donation from the ...

Bill Bryson to boost Future Fund

Author Bill Bryson is supporting the Future Fund
Posted by admin on September 4, 2014
Author Bill Bryson is the latest celebrated talent to lend support to the Future Fund and help raise money to create a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University. The world-renowned ...

Mark Knopfler re-releases Local Hero to benefit Future Fund

Mark Knopfler has re-released Local Hero to benefit the Future Fund
Posted by admin on September 1, 2014
Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler has re-released the North East anthem Local Hero to commemorate the Bupa Great North Run reaching a world-first one millionth finish and to benefit the Future Fund. ...

Treating neuroblastoma in the future

Professor Deborah Tweddle
Posted by admin on August 26, 2014
by Professor Deborah Tweddle Thanks to our research, we now understand more about the genetics and treatment of neuroblastoma, so the chance of survival has increased for many children with high-risk neuroblastoma like ...

North East heroes back the Future Fund

Posted by admin on August 22, 2014
A star spangled line-up of North East heroes has pledged support for plans to create a dedicated children’s cancer research centre in Newcastle. Musician Sting and TV writing duo Dick Clement and ...

Teenage cancer worker’s hopes for Future Fund

Cara Smith
Posted by admin on August 21, 2014
A teenage cancer support specialist has spoken of how she hopes the Future Fund campaign will help improve the long-term quality of life for young people who have beaten the disease. Cara ...

Children’s cancer matron reveals her hopes for the Future Fund

Matron for Children and Young People's Cancer Services, Great North Children's Hospital
Posted by admin on August 14, 2014
Few of us will ever experience the responsibility of deciding how to save a child’s life but this is the daily reality of childhood cancer specialists in Newcastle who shoulder the hopes ...

World-leading genetics team welcomes Future Fund

Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University
Posted by admin on August 8, 2014
The Newcastle University team pioneering research into the bowel cancer that killed Stephen Sutton has warmly welcomed plans to create a specialist children’s cancer research centre on the campus. Stephen, who won ...

Cancer campaigner reveals why he backs Future Fund

Chris Peacock, Chairman, NECCR
Posted by admin on July 30, 2014
Chris Peacock is living proof of the advances that have been made in childhood cancer research in Newcastle over the past three decades. He survived a Wilms’ tumour in the kidney when ...

Future Fund’s first major donation

NECCR donation to Future Fund
Posted by admin on July 21, 2014
The Future Fund campaign to establish a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University has received its first major donation. The North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) charity has helped ...

How to help the Future Fund

Dr Katie Harland
Posted by admin on July 15, 2014
When supporters call or click to donate to the Future Fund campaign, it’s Dr Katie Harland’s team at Newcastle University that is waiting on the other end of the line to gratefully ...

Oliver’s story

Oliver Gavin
Posted by admin on July 10, 2014
“Of course our life has changed. It’s given us all an incredible sense of perspective but it is something we accept and we are moving on. It won’t get the better of ...

Cancer inspires a career for Cleo

Cleo Rimmer
Posted by admin on July 3, 2014
The Future Fund will attract more world-leading experts in children’s cancer to Newcastle, as well as helping to nurture home-grown talent. We find out how one young patient has been inspired to ...

Clinical trials push the boundaries of childhood cancer treatment

Dr Gareth Veal
Posted by admin on July 3, 2014
By Dr Gareth Veal, Senior Lecturer at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University Over the past several decades we have seen significant improvements in the treatment of childhood cancer, with ...

Joe’s story

Joe Johnson
Posted by admin on July 3, 2014
“Strangely enough, the part I found the hardest was going home. The hospital had become our home and the people in it became our family.”  News that her son Joe was in ...

Dear Cancer – Dr Vicky Forster’s story

Dr Vicky Forster
Posted by admin on July 1, 2014
A social media post made by Dr Vicky Forster attracted world-wide attention to her work at Newcastle University’s Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR). We find out how she shot to Twitter ...