Welcome to Petal Childhood Cancer Research

in aid of Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

About Petal

Karen Weaving started Petal Childhood Cancer Research (previously Ribble Valley & White Rose Ladies) some 17 years ago to raise funds specifically for research into childhood cancers on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

In September 2013 Petal, with a committee of seven volunteers, achieved their £1 million milestone and in April 2014 invited His Royal Highness Duke of Gloucester to a celebratory luncheon as Guest of Honour. (The Duke is President of CRUK and an Honorary Member of Petal).

Help us by Donating

You can donate by credit card, debit card or PayPal

Your gift will enable our Cancer Research UK scientists to continue their life-saving research into childhood cancer.

Together we can find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat childhood cancer.

Donate via our Petal fundraising page

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Amazing Achievements

In Sept 2013 ‘PETAL’ hit the 1 MILLION POUNDS milestone and now are hot on the heels of 1.25 million

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Zak Khan to Speak at Petal’s Relay for Life 3rd September

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My journey started one ordinary Christmas that would drastically and suddenly take over and transform the lives of me and my family. I had an unpleasant chest infection and after…

Founder of ‘101 Things to Do When You Survive’ to Speak at Petal Lunch 20th July

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We are delighted to announce that Greig Trout will be guest speaker at our Petal luncheon on 20th July at The Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton. Greig is a two time cancer…

Karen Weaving awarded Honorary Fellowship of Cancer research UK

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All at Petal are absolutely over the moon that Karen Weaving, our founder and secretary, has at last received substantial recognition for her many years of commitment and constant efforts in…