Exchange Chambers aims to fund cancer research project with new charity partnership

July 15, 2022

Exchange Chambers is aiming to fund a new children’s cancer research project after naming Friends of Rosie as its new official charity partner.

Exchange’s partnership with Friends of Rosie, which will run until 2024, will see the award-winning barristers’ Chambers support the charity through a wide-range of fundraising initiatives.  In particular, Exchange’s fundraising will aim to fund a new research project to help find cures, better treatments and improved diagnosis for children with cancer.

Friends of Rosie is a volunteer-led charity that provides funding for children’s cancer research to get new ideas off the ground.

When five-year-old Rosie Larkin lost her battle with cancer in 1991, her friends and family were determined to carry on the fight and set up the Friends of Rosie Children’s Cancer Research Fund. So far, the charity has funded a total of 28 research projects at a cost of £2.75 million covering a wide variety of childhood cancers from neuroblastoma and leukaemia, to osteosarcoma and brain tumours.

Jonathan I’Anson, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers said:

“The research ideas Friends of Rosie funds are right at the outset of medical thinking and innovation.

“Planning is already underway for several fundraising events, including a Charity Ball later this year. We are determined to raise significant funds to support vital children’s cancer research.”

Said Friends of Rosie’s Chair of Trustees, Felicity Goodey, “We are honoured to be the chosen charity to partner with Exchange Chambers. As a small, volunteer-led charity, support like theirs is what makes all the difference.

“It allows us to fund more research and kick-start new ideas that could, in future, change and save children’s lives. We’re very much looking forward to working together to make a difference.”