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Fighting for children like Emmy

Help fund research into Vici syndrome.

Funding vital research

We’re on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

Childhood cancers

In the UK almost 4,000 children and young people under 25 are diagnosed with cancer every year. We are funding research to try and improve the chances and treatment for children with brain tumours and cancer.


With the help of all our supporters we have played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs for 70 years, starting with the development of the first UK polio vaccines.

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Unlock a future medical breakthrough with a gift in your will

Unlock a future medical breakthrough with a gift in your will

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Race the Sun

Six events throughout 2024

Our sell-out triathlon-style team challenge series returns bigger and better with events in Wales, the Lakes, and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to choose from. In teams of two or four, race the setting sun to bike, hike and paddle your way to victory in an exhilarating day whilst also raising money to help sick and vulnerable babies and children.

Cycling Events

With cycling challenges both in the UK and abroad, there's definitely a challenge waiting for you. From beginners to the very experienced and with routes ranging 20 miles to hundreds of miles, come and join us in the fight for little lives.


Whether you’re looking for your first challenge or you’re a seasoned runner we’ve got an event for you. We have places in the world’s greatest and best-known events and races.

Race the Sun

Our triathlon-style Race the Sun series pits teams against each other in a race against the setting sun, competing to bike, hike and paddle around some of the UK's most beautiful locations.

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