Maris Hanson

Frank Brighter Future Fund

Fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
raised of £10,000 target
by 106 supporters
In memory of Frank Hanson
We help the hospital offer a better future to seriously ill children across the UK


Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page in memory of our son Frank.

Your donation does not only go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity but we are working with GOSH to direct it specifically to support research into paediatric T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (T-ALL).

Frank was diagnosed with T-ALL a day before his 2nd Birthday in January 2019. Our lives changed forever from that day.... Frank was treated for three and a half months after which we were advised that we have to say goodbye to him.... His very aggressive disease did not respond to the treatment and there was nothing else that could be done at this time. As a parent it is the worst thing ever that can happen, knowing that we have no choice in this, knowing that he will go, but when and how, we had to just wait and see... Frank passed away in our arms 24th May 2019.....

Whilst the more common form of B-ALL (B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia) has currently 90-95% chance of survival, there is limited research done into T-ALL and it is our mission to change that. We want to raise awareness and fundraise to support this initiative to give chance to those families and children who face the challenges that we did, but with a very different outcome. There are scientists and research projects in England that have taken off recently and hopefully find the reasons why T-ALL is so difficult to treat. This then leads to not only new treatments but also more tolerable and less toxic ones to be developed. Work like this takes years and years and we want to be that extra arm to support this area.

Through this page, there will also be other fundraising initiatives launched in support of children fighting cancer. Those seasonal projects will be highlighted to enable you to support them, but with the ease of still through Frank's Brighter Future Fund.

Also, you are welcome to take part in activities/challenges and if you feel Frank's cause is worthy to support with your activities and fundraisers, you have the option to tag your fundraising to Frank's Brighter Future Fund. GOSH Charity have also offered us their help with merchandise so please do not hesitate to ask and we will put you in contact with the person who can provide t-shirts, collection boxes or anything else to help with your fundraiser efforts.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it's the most efficient way to donate - we raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now. Your donation aims to save lives.

Thank you

Maris & Aivar

About the charity

We fundraise to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s ability to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Donations help to fund advanced medical equipment, child and family support services, pioneering research and rebuilding and refurbishment.

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+ £1,073.75 Gift Aid
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