Press Release

Kidscan brings the heat to MediaCityUK

13 March 2017

Children's cancer charity, Kidscan, has raised over £8,000 with a fire walk fundraiser, held at MediaCityUK on Thursday 9th March.

24 fearless firewalkers bravely bared their feet and completed the fire walk across coals exceeding 500 degrees.

Ged Carter, Director of Development at Kidscan, said: “It was inspirational to see so many people facing their fears. Their bravery will help fund research into targeted treatments to ensure children affected by cancer live long, healthy lives. Kidscan receives no statutory funding, so every penny raised is vital in helping us achieve our goal.”

Money raised from the event will go towards Kidscan’s pioneering research into discovering new, targeted treatments for childhood cancers – treatments that are gentler for children’s bodies, reducing short and long term side effects.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK with around 1,600 children being diagnosed each year, affecting 6 new families every day in Britain. Unfortunately 1 in 5 of these children will not survive. Through ground breaking research, Kidscan is striving to change that, giving every child with cancer the treatment they need to survive and thrive. 

To find out more, visit www.kidscan.org.uk