I’m tasked with writing blogs, news updates and social posts that help keep you up to date with Kidscan.
I work with Kidscan ambassadors and their families to tell their stories and share their journeys, plus Kidscan funded scientific researchers, in order to raise awareness of childhood cancer and our work striving for gentler, more effective treatments.
I joined Kidscan in March 2020, just before the first lockdown. Prior to that I worked for 24 years as a journalist, mainly at BBC TV News and the Press Association. No two days were ever the same but the common theme was always clear communication; listening to people, gathering the facts and telling that story in a clear, accurate and efficient way. I have brought those skills and my passion to Kidscan, to share our message to make a difference.
I chose Kidscan because, although I have family experience of adult cancer, I was shocked at my own ignorance of childhood cancer. In particular, the impact treatments designed for adults can have on children. That those who have experienced and survived cancer may still be left with life shattering late effects. I wanted to use what skills I have to help find safer, less toxic treatments made specifically for children’s growing bodies.
Do contact me if you have a story to tell about childhood cancer or want to shout out loud about your fantastic efforts to raise awareness or funds for better, safer treatments. I can be reached on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via LinkedIn: