Hannah's Heroes Fund

Hannah’s Heroes Fund has been created in honour of beautiful Hannah Edwards by her mum, Clare, in support of other children and their families.

Fundraising total£3,362.30

Hannah’s story 

Hannah was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in 2003 at just three years old. After completing frontline treatment Hannah entered remission. However, shortly before Christmas 2006, Hannah relapsed and began further treatment. She appeared to be responding well to treatment but sadly in 2009, scans showed disease progression and on the 20th of January 2010, Hannah passed away. 

Hannah, forever 9, forever beautiful, forever missed. 

"Hannah was a force to be reckoned with from the moment she was born. A precious gift who spread fun, laughter and love wherever she went. With impeccable comedic timing and wit beyond her years she touched the lives of everyone she met. Her positivity, generosity of spirit and love for the world and everything and everyone in it will not be extinguished as long as I live."

Clare, Hannah's mum

Hannah’s legacy 

Hannah’s mum, Clare first became involved with Solving Kids’ Cancer UK in 2004 and has been incredibly supportive of the charity ever since; Clare also became a Solving Kids' Cancer UK Ambassador in 2020. 

Hannah’s Heroes was set up in 2016 to continue to raise awareness of neuroblastoma in memory of Hannah and to fund better research options. Clare and Hannah’s Heroes have taken on several challenging events over the years in Hannah’s memory including, the Bath Half Marathon, Brighton Half Marathon, Leicester Marathon, Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk, a Half Ironman, Triathlons, the 3 Peaks Challenge, The Thames Path Challenge, Swim Serpentine and much more!  

In September 2020, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hannah’s Heroes took on the Butterfly Relay – collectively running, swimming and walking over 2,000 miles to raise awareness of neuroblastoma. Clare and Hannah’s Heroes went on to inspire Solving Kids’ Cancer UK’s Butterfly Relay 2021. It started in May, the month Hannah would have turned 21 and ended in September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Over 230 people took part, travelling 115,642km to raise awareness of neuroblastoma and raise vital funds. Follow Hannah's Heroes on social media.

“Over the years, with the amazing support I've had, I've created and taken part in many events to raise awareness and funds for Solving Kids’ Cancer UK. I want to support families with a neuroblastoma diagnosis to improve the prognosis and ultimately find a cure for this cruel and devastating disease. Hannah always wanted to help the other children on the ward when she was an inpatient and when she was well enough, she'd take part in events herself.

She never stopped so neither should I and now feels the right time to consolidate all that the amazing Hannah's Heroes have done into a Named Fund in Hannah's memory. Hannah's Heroes is a thriving community and with the strong foundation of Solving Kids’ Cancer UK as our support I know we can become a force to be reckoned with, just like Hannah.”

Clare, Hannah’s mum

Donate in memory of Hannah

A donation to the Hannah’s Heroes Fund will help fund innovative neuroblastoma research to enable children like Hannah to beat neuroblastoma.

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Download fundraising resources 

Hannah’s Heroes Fund poster

Hannah’s Heroes Fund poster, 314.0 KB

Hannah’s Heroes Fund event poster

Hannah’s Heroes Fund event poster, 359.6 KB

Hannah’s Heroes Fund sponsorship form

Hannah’s Heroes Fund sponsorship fund, 220.7 KB

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Terms and conditions 

Funds raised through Hannah's Heroes are designated to the areas of spend chosen by the family and are currently designated to the funding of research grants, research-related activities of the charity in accordance with Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) guidelines and support costs.