HOST Social Giving launches fundraising program for children’s cancer charity Kidscan

The HOST innovation hub, Home of Skills & Technology, is launching HOST Social Giving to support Kidscan’s childhood cancer research as its nominated charity for the next 12 months.

The team of staff from Preston-based IN4 Group, the operator of HOST, will be fundraising throughout the year and hosting quarterly events at their HOST Social venue in MediaCity.

As a show of solidarity with their co-workers who observe Ramadan, including Group CEO Mo Isap, staff across the company will fast for one day to raise money for the charity.

In addition to this, HOST Social Giving will hold an Iftar Benefit Dinner on April 26, sponsored by IN4 Group, so that the team, partners and supporters can break the fast together by sharing a celebratory meal at HOST Social. The event is open to all, and the three-course Indian meal is supported and catered by popular restaurateur Zouk.

Kidscan works to actively fund research across the UK to create a world where all children can survive cancer and live the long and healthy lives they deserve.

Currently, only 3.5 percent of cancer research spending is spent on childhood cancer research. In the last 20 years, only four new specific treatments have been designed for children compared to 190 for adults.

Laura Cleverley, Director of HOST Social Giving, said: “We are proud to support Kidscan as our nominated charity and as an organization we are committed to raising funds for this fantastic cause throughout the year.

“Kidscan is a brilliant and perfect local charity for us, funding innovations in childhood cancer research that improve survival rates and make a real difference. This life-changing research helps find new treatments for children with cancer and reduces the lasting damage caused by current treatments.”

Kelly-Anne Perera, Trustee of Kidscan, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with HOST Social Giving to raise funds to find safe new treatments for children with cancer.

“Sadly, 104 children living in the Salford area will get cancer before the age of 14. Twenty percent will not survive and more than 60 percent of them will develop life-changing disabilities later on, because currently used treatments can cause lasting damage to their growing bodies.

“With links to tech innovators, digital disruptors and creative business leaders, the partnership with IN4 Group and HOST provides Kidscan with an exciting opportunity to grow our network, raise the profile of childhood cancer and ultimately continue to fund vital research in which we invest around the world. the United Kingdom.”

The HOST Social Giving Iftar Benefit Dinner supporting Kidscan’s childhood cancer research is open to all to attend on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:15 pm at HOST Social in MediaCity. Tickets are free and you can register here.

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