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Thank you World Child Cancer

You will find reference to World Child Cancer elsewhere in this website. It is a British charitable organisation younger than our own, but bigger, mightily supported by influential people, and global in its reach.

World Child Cancer seeks to support organisations that work for children with cancer anywhere in the world. It actively seeks out people who have been engaged in such work. It saw that BTMAT has been doing just this for a number of years.

BTMAT is now in active collaboration with World Child Cancer, and World Child Cancer has recently donated handsomely to our Trust’s account, and will continue to do so for 5 years. Their gift is in a newly established account, and will be spent on projects for Cameroonian children with cancer, and the hospitals to which they are admitted and treated, in accordance with guidelines laid down by their Trustees. BTMAT Trustees will report six-monthly to World Child Cancer on how their money is being spent.

Our heartfelt thanks to World Child Cancer, and in particular to Professor Tim Eden, for their recognition of our input to child cancer in Cameroon, and for their great generosity.

Peter McCormick

From the World Child Cancer newsletter

“Our success at increasing our income last year means that we are able to launch new projects. Funding will start this month for a new project in Cameroon led by Professor Hesseling from South Africa. In March Professor Tim Eden, Medical Trustee, and other colleagues will visit Bangladesh to develop a new project in Dhaka which will be twinned with hospitals in Vancouver and London. We are also developing a project in the Pacific Islands with the support of medics in New Zealand and our excellent fundraising committee in Auckland.”

Wheelchair appeal

Once again the good folk of Northamptonshire have come to the aid of the Trust.

Since our item in this website in November 2011, ten chairs have been donated. Sadly two were faulty and too expensive to repair. Two others required a repaint with Hammerite silver. In all we have 8 perfectly respectable, serviceable wheelchairs. Our good friends in Cameroon will be very pleased, as will the disabled children and adults of North West Cameroon.


Four Trustees, and Doris, Peter’s Labrador.

Four Trustees, and Doris, Peter’s Labrador. Picture by Glyn Dobbs.