After an outstanding 16 months as Acting Chair, Guy Blanchard is returning to his position as Research Trustee. Guy took on the role in January 2017 and hands over to our new Chair, Tony Heddon. We would like to thank Guy, and congratulate Tony, both continue to make amazing contributions.
Research Trustee Guy Blanchard took on the role of Acting Chair in January 2017, to drive forward our role in funding the best UK collaborative research to find new and kinder treatments so that all children survive neuroblastoma.
We are enormously grateful to Guy for taking on this position and for his calm and thoughtful leadership and we send our thanks to him. As he returns to his research role, we look forward to his continued contribution to the charity.
Read more about his time as Acting Chair and why his priority is to ensure we remain an independent and experienced voice to represent children with this devastating disease.
We're honoured to announce that X Factor star and singer / songwriter, Emily Middlemas is donating all proceeds of her new song 'LAYLA' to Neuroblastoma UK. Emily met 3 year old Layla Greene at one of her concerts and wrote this song as a tribute to the little girl who sadly passed away earlier this year.
'LAYLA' is released 16 March 2018, with Emily performing her new song at Niamhs Next Step Neuroblastoma Cancer Charity Celebrity Football Match 15 April 2018.
Following the sad passing of Bradley Lowery, Dr Guy Blanchard, Chair of Neuroblastoma UK, issued the following statement.