Every day in the UK, up to five children lose their lives because of a rare disease. These children and their families are waiting for life-saving treatments. Researchers are waiting for the funding to find answers. We’re waiting for your help.
Sparks supports clinicians and scientists who have the skills, innovation and passion to improve children’s lives forever, through the power of research.
Now is a pivotal time in child health research. With technology developing at a record speed, revolutionary cures aren’t just likely within our lifetime, some are just around the corner.
But, child health research is significantly underfunded. Only 5% of UK research funding spent on projects relating to child health. We’re committed to ensuring that children and young people across the UK benefit from the medical breakthroughs they deserve.
What we do
Sparks funds groundbreaking research into a wide range of conditions. These include childhood cancers, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, infant brain damage, club foot and the risks associated with premature birth.
The pioneering projects we support are carried out at leading hospitals and universities throughout the UK and continue to make a significant contribution to breakthroughs and new treatments being used by doctors all over the world.
Sparks is a registered charity: 1003825 (England and Wales), SC039482 (Scotland).
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