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LPT honoured at Third Sector Awards

LPT honoured at Third Sector Awards

Our partnership with CCLG is highly commended

We are delighted to announce that our partnership with the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group has been Highly Commended in the Charity Partnership of the Year category at the Third Sector Awards.

Working with CCLG has ensured we can support so many researchers and scientists searching to find kinder and more effective treatments for all childhood cancers.

We are so happy this partnership - which has saved so much on time and resources - has been recognised as it really has allowed us to give more to the research community.

At the Third Sector Awards are Phil Brace (left) and Wendy Tarplee-Morris, from LPT, with Ashley Ball-Gamble from CCLG.

The partnership began in 2016 when our Trustees wanted to expand our remit to fund childhood cancer research.

But with no previous experience or contacts within the research community, we had little understanding of how to get started in what was an unfamiliar world.

While the concept of ‘giving away money’ sounds like it should be simple, it became clear that the reality is very different, not only in ensuring legal compliance but importantly in ensuring that only the best quality research, likely to have the highest impact for children with cancer, would be selected for funding.

This led to conversations between LPT and CCLG to explore how we could fulfil our goal of funding research that would find kinder and more effective treatments for childhood cancers.

The Little Princess Trust was highly commended in the Charity Partnership of the Year category.

We soon discovered that ourselves and CCLG shared many goals and the advice and guidance from our partners allowed us to expand our charity objectives so we could come together to fund research.

By sharing knowledge and resources, we have given a huge boost to childhood cancer research in the UK and, as a result of the collaboration, we have given more than £20million to pioneering institutions and experts leading the way in researching paediatric cancers.

The partnership has also acted as a road map for other charities to follow by showing just how much can be achieved when different organisations come together to help others. 

• The winner in our category at the Third Sector Awards was a partnership between the Turkish Cypriot Community Association, Cyprus Islamic Association, Turkish Police Association, HIS Church, and Arsenal Foundation. Many congratulations to them for their success and hard work. 

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