The Olivia Hodson Cancer Fund was established in 1997, in memory of Olivia who was just two and a half years old when she died from a malignant germ cell tumour. As a Special Purpose Fund within Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, our work supports childhood cancer and palliative care projects at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health.

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Where your money goes

  • 75% — Pure research or pump priming
  • 22% — Clinical research
  • 3% — Equipment for laboratories or wards

We have raised over
£2 million, supporting 60 projects and 100% of the money raised goes towards funding, there are no administrative costs.

Cancer is the most common cause of death in children aged 1 to 14

  • Accounting for around 1 out 5 of deaths in this age group

Projects