• Cockcroft Building
    University of Salford
    M5 4WT
Kidscan based in Salford near Manchester is a charity that aims to find cures for childhood cancer. As a centre for children’s cancer research, Kidscan has many objectives including developing new treatments and cures for childhood cancers and improving the treatment of children with cancer.


Charitable Organisation

In Salford, near Manchester

Curing Children with Cancer

Did you know that 1 in 500 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the UK this year and tragically, 30% of these children will not survive? 

Established in 2002, Kidscan in Salford is a Children’s Cancer Research Centre that aims to support research into new and improved cancer treatments for children. The objectives of the Charity are:

  • To cure more children with cancer;
  • To improve the treatment of children with cancer;
  • To develop new treatments for childhood cancer;
  • To be a source of information about childhood cancer.

Receiving no statutory funding, Kidscan rely on donations from the public, volunteers, businesses and more!

Can You Help?

If you would like to support a local Charity near Manchester, please do something small for Kidscan – they are grateful for any amount of time or money and your generosity will help save the lives of children with cancer.

There are so many ways that you can get involved:

Children’s Cancer Awareness Month

December is Children’s Cancer Awareness Month and Kidscan would like all of their supporters to “Get Purple” e.g. have a purple day in the office, wear purple wrist bands, wear purple clothes, collect money with purple tins etc.

Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, why not obtain a mini Christmas tree from Kidscan and write seasonal greetings on the decorations to your friends and family. For every greeting you write, you could make a donation to Kidscan. 

Shark Dive

Fancy spending thirty minutes in a tank full of 27 different types of shark and other fish?

This fabulous event is not for the faint hearted, but it is free to take part and is just one of the amazing ways you can raise money for Kidscan.  All those taking part must raise £350 in sponsorship.  

Make a difference and apply today.

More Events

Other forthcoming events include:

The Greater Manchester Marathon (every April)

The Great Manchester Run (every May)

The Great North Run (every September)

Annual Golf Tournament (18 holes) – Spring/Summer

Please check out the website for further details and other events you could participate in – you could even sky dive or host a ladies lunch!

Student Fundraising

If you’re a student, you can get involved in Kidscan in so many ways:

  • Bucket Collections;
  • Bag Packs;
  • Charity Jailbreaks;
  • Treks and Challenges;
  • RAG Beneficiaries Fund, Community Fund and Charity of the year;
  • Tin Projects.

Want to try something different?  Great just give Kidscan a call to discuss your ideas, they will support you every step of the way.

Fundraising Volunteers

If you have no time to organise your own event, then please volunteer to assist with events already arranged – you won’t believe how rewarding this can be.

Corporate Fundraising

There are so many ways your business can support Kidscan including:

  • Employee fundraising
  • Volunteering
  • Payroll giving
  • Taking part in a challenging event
  • Running a marathon
  • Creating a high-profile event
  • And more!

Encourage team building and motivation by organising a fundraising event today.


If you wish to make a donation to Kidscan, you can do so in many simple ways:

  • Online – quickly and securely
  • By Post
  • By standing order – only £3 per month;
  • Via ebay – sell your unwanted items and donate a percentage of the selling price to KidsCan;
  • Leave a gift in your Will;
  • Make a donation in memory of a loved one;
  • Put your loose change in one of the many collection buckets throughout Salford;
  • Sponsor a friend who is taking part in a KidsCan event.

Please support the vital work of Kidscan in Salford in any way that you can.


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Click here to visit their Events Website to sign up for a fantastic range of events to help kids beat cancer!

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