The Children’s Hospital Charity is calling on unLTD readers to help build a new Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. 

We need your help to transform the Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for families like Alice’s.

There are under 10 months to go to raise the money needed to build our new Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

In this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, many of us have experienced for the first time in our lives the difficulties of social distancing, shielding and isolation.

For many families of young patients staying on our Cancer and Leukaemia ward, these are daily realities of their treatment.

Our Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s treats children from babies through to 19-year-olds, in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and as far south as Northampton. One of 20 principal treatment centres in the UK, we care for children with cancer and leukaemia as well as patients who have other blood problems such as bleeding and inherited disorders.

While many of us can distance in our homes, children are still receiving treatment on our ward in facilities which could be better. The care and attention from the doctors and nurses are second to none, but the facilities for the young patients do not match the quality of their treatment. One family who know the ward well are the Latham family whose four-year-old daughter Alice (pictured above) has been receiving treatment for a neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, since January 2019. Alice has undergone extensive surgery, treatment and chemotherapy on the ward and this year the family were given the wonderful news that Alice had entered remission. Alice’s dad Jamie said: “The staff are amazing and they do an incredible job. They have kept us going but their excellent care deserves facilities to match. We’ve probably been in every bed space and isolation room on the ward and we’re determined to help make the experience better for others where we can.”

Could your business help us match the facilities on the ward to the incredible care children like Alice receive? There are lots of opportunities to support this project and your company could be recognised on the new Cancer and Leukaemia Ward for many years to come.

If you would like to find out more please contact Tchad at or phone 0114 321 2470.