From June 30th to July 6th, Solving Kids’ Cancer featured as the BBC Radio 4 Appeal!

This weekly three-minute programme highlights the work of one charity and appeals for donations to support its activity. For one week, we received donations via the BBC.

This amazing opportunity saw our appeal broadcast three times on BBC Radio 4. You can still listen on the BBC website.

Please note, any donations made after July 6th will not go to Solving Kids’ Cancer.

A BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Our appeal

Presented by Matt White, one of our Trustees, the appeal introduces neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer which affects around 100 children each year in the UK, and talks about Solving Kids’ Cancer’s support for families affected by the disease.

Matt and his family benefitted from our family support while their son, Felix, was battling high-risk neuroblastoma. “The charity’s support for families was so important for us. They were beside us throughout, there on the phone whenever we needed them, supporting us through the toughest days,” says Matt.

Matt and Felix looking into each others eyes at Disneyland

Felix’s story

Felix was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in 2009 at the age of 4, sadly passing away when he was just 6.

Matt describes Felix as being “immense lover of life, Lego and Star Wars light sabres” in our` BBC Radio 4 Appeal. He fought neuroblastoma for two and a half years, going through many rounds of treatment and surgeries.

Felix had incredible care, initially at the Royal Marsden, The Royal Alex in Brighton, in Greifswald in Germany and finally at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His parents agreed that Felix’s blood could be drawn and used for research, and his cells have since been used to help develop promising treatments as we fight for a cure.

“Solving Kids’ Cancer helped us to navigate the complex world of neuroblastoma treatment and clinical trials with accurate and reliable information. Their impartial advice on which paths we could take paved the way for Felix to receive treatment that might have saved his life and the charity helped us fundraise for the hundreds of thousands of pounds that it cost,” says Matt.

Felix dressed as a jedi knight

Your support

Thank you so much for your support during our BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

Your donations were hugely appreciated, as were your shares on social media, which helped us reach even more people.