For the fourth year running Clinique are partnering with Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity for the KISS IT BETTER appeal to raise money to fund research in to the causes and treatment for childhood cancer.
I attended a breakfast this morning hosted by Edith Bowman who was launching the annual appeal and ex-beauty editor Carmel Allen. They explained (to my shock) that cancer affects 1 in 500 children under the age of 15 and is the biggest killer of children after road accidents. One in eight of those children suffering from cancer will be treated at Great Ormond Street hospital. Allen began the appeal after her own daughter, Josephine, was treated at Great Ormond Street for Neuroblastoma.