Childhood Cancer Foundation

Childhood Cancer Foundation is a national, parent led, voluntary organisation.

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of public donations and fundraising events to fund our work.


Our goal is to:


- Raise awareness among the Irish public about issues surrounding childhood cancer


- Help fund supports for parents and children around the country who are affected by this disease


- Advocate for improved services for children and families affected by childhood cancer



Help kids with cancer overcome obstacles with an obstacle course at home.

Families living with childhood cancer are all too familiar with the isolation that the wider world is facing at the moment. A diagnosis of childhood cancer stops life in its tracks for the whole family. Covid 19 has plunged us all into an unfamiliar and unsettling world of isolation and separation from family and friends and it is understandably difficult. Unfortunately, this is the reality for families of children with cancer all of the time, and sometimes for years during treatment, due to the serious risk of infection.

Play services is a vital part of a child's treatment and makes a huge difference to families at a really diffiicult time.

In order to continue our funding for the Play Specialist on St. John's Day ward at CHI at Crumlin, we are asking you to take part in #Obstacles4Play by doing an obstacle course at home.

You can support the #Obstacles4Play campaign by uploading a video of your obstacle course on Instagram or Facebook and by clicking the donate button to give €4 to Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland.

Important Disclaimer for participants



As parents we understand your concern about Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

We have been in contact with CHI Crumlin and Irish Cancer Society.
CHI Crumlin have advised 

All public/private outpatient appointments and non urgent Admission/Day Case procedures are postponed until further notice.

Patients should only attend their appointment or admission if their parent/guardian has received a telephone call from the hospital.Only 1 Parent/Guardian allowed to attend the hospital with their child at any time.

You will find the most up to date information and advice for families and healthcare professionals related to Coronavirus COVID-19  HERE

Please continue to practice good hand hygiene and preventative measures as outline in the posters.

Please check with your shared care hospitals for the most up to date information with regards your hospital.

We keep you updated as we receive further information requested from CHI Crumlin.


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Text GOLD to 50300 to donate €4 to Childhood Cancer Foundation 

Text costs €4. Childhood Cancer Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278.