One in three children with a rare condition won’t live to celebrate their fifth birthday.

Our child health research can save their lives.

Help us raise £10 million to find the treatments they urgently need. 

For critically ill children, there’s no time to lose.

Watch our No Time to Lose film below.

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We need your help to ensure no life-changing ideas go unfunded.

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Philanthropy

Whether you're a trust, foundation or individual, your support could help save children’s lives.

For many children and their families, research is their only hope.

At Sparks, we’re dedicated to helping children with rare and complex conditions.

We do that by funding life-saving child health research across the UK.

Between 2015 and 2018, we funded research into conditions that affected 20,000 children in the UK each year.

Meet Sadie

“She’s rare, she’s special, she’s unique, and I love her for that.” 

Nobody knows what syndrome Sadie has – her collection of conditions is so rare that her family don’t have a diagnosis.

When Sadie was born three years ago, she became one of 6,000 babies born every year with SWAN, or syndrome without a name.

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