Become a Research Sponsor today and give children like Alex the best chance of life.

In January 2013, Alex Read was diagnosed with bone cancer. After one year of gruelling surgery and treatment, Alex’s family were given the devastating news that nothing more could be done for him and that all treatment options had been exhausted. Alex sadly lost his fight on the morning of Thursday 13th March 2014, he was just 14 years old. Patients like Alex deserve better, they deserve the best chance of life, but this is only possible through investment in research. Please, become a Research Sponsor today and help give hope to families just like Alex's who are fighting bone cancer.

Sponsor monthly

Never before has the need been greater for your support!

Primary bone cancer is not a priority for the Government or the major UK cancer charities. Their focus is on the ‘big four’ cancer types (breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer). Last year they spent £639.7million on cancer research, of this, just £242,894 (0.04%) was directed specifically to bone cancer (that's a year on year reduction of 43% and the lowest overall figure for 16 years!).

Research does work! It drives up survival rates and this can be seen in breast cancer and other forms of cancer where significant investment has been made. The lack of research into primary bone has meant survival rates for this brutal disease have remained relatively unchanged for nearly 40 years at around 50%. We cannot and will not accept this, we are determined to fund more urgently needed research. Last year alone we committed £973,844 to research, but we need your help to continue this vital investment!

Please become a Research Sponsor now to ensure that we have the funding available to enable our researchers to make new discoveries and uncover new treatments for patients. 100% of your sponsorship will go directly to our research and won’t be spent in any other areas – we need as much funding as possible and we want you to be confident that your support is making the biggest difference!

Sponsor monthly

Why become a monthly Research Sponsor?

From just £5 a month, you will provide researchers with consistent funding to fuel their work, providing them with vital equipment, materials and essential laboratory time. Your monthly support will ensure we can commit to long term research projects and see potential new treatments through to clinical trial. We will send you regular progress reports and promise to keep you up to date on all our latest exciting developments. We’ll even invite you to lab open days so you can see how your sponsorship is helping and you’ll get to meet our researchers.

By becoming a Research Sponsor, 100% of your sponsorship will go to our research and will be used on the projects where the need is greatest.

Sponsor one hour of research

£30 will provide a researcher with the materials, equipment and laboratory time necessary to conduct pioneering research for one hour. In just an hour, our researchers can conduct numerous experiments bringing them closer to potential new treatments.

Sponsor one hour