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Childhood Cancer Foundation

Cause Description

Childhood Cancer Foundation is Ireland's national charity for those affected by childhood cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness of childhood cancer, to assist in funding vital services for children and families affected by childhood cancer and to advocate for and support education and research projects concerning childhood cancer.


Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded by a group of family members of children affected by childhood cancer, who were involved in the original Light It Up Gold campaign in Ireland.  We are committed to raising awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer and we are working with Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin to provide programs that will improve the wellbeing of children affected by this disease.


Who we are: Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) was founded in 2013 by parents and family members of children with cancer. It is a registered company limited by guarantee (which is the preferred model for charities), registration no: 535330. Charitable status was obtained in June 2014. The registered Charity No: is CHY 21198.

Childhood Cancer in Ireland: One in three hundred children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 19 birthday.  There are currently over two hundred children under 16 in active treatment for cancer.  Treatments are harsh and can cause life long side effects. It is estimated there are over 6000 adult survivors of childhood cancer living in Ireland.

 Our Aims: The primary goal of CCF is to raise awareness among the Irish public of issues surrounding childhood cancer, to advocate for improved services for children and families affected by childhood cancer and to help fund vital supports for parents and children who are affected by this disease.

 Childhood Cancer Awareness campaign Light It Up Gold.

September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Gold is the internationally recognised colour of paediatric/childhood cancer. CCF has pioneered this awareness campaign in Ireland, North and South, with the inaugural campaign in 2013. During September 2017 over 95 significant landmarks across Ireland lit up gold for childhood cancer awareness.

Where Your Money Goes

Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) funds play services at the Day Unit at St John's Cancer Ward in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin. CCF is proud to fund he Beads of Courage TM programme for over 190 children who are living with a cancer diagnosis. In conjunction with UCD School of Nursing, the charity is also funding a research project into the impact of complementary therapy on children going through chemotherapy. 

During 2017, CCF launched its Shared Care Project which aims to improve isolation room facilities and supports for children when hospitalised at 16 shared care hospitals nationwide. To date, funding has been provided to Letterkenny University Hospital and the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. We are currently working on projects with University Hospital Waterford and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. 

CCF runs the Light It Up Gold campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness each September. The charity also hosts events to mark International Childhood Cancer Day on 15 February each year.

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 21198

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20084363

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Main St, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath, IRELAND