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Caireann’s Swimathon raises £450 for Gold Geese

A huge well done and thank you to eleven-year-old Caireann who recently swam 500m non-stop in 35 minutes at Runnymede Sports Centre, to fundraise for Gold Geese. Caireann explains: “I challenged myself to take on a difficult task – to be able to swim 500m to help Gold Geese who have helped many children across Essex and […]

Nuclear Races x Gold Geese raises £14,000!

Our annual 2k Nuclear Races event in Brentwood last weekend has raised an incredible £14,000! Around 80 Gold families, community nurses, friends and family joined us for a brilliant day. Rope-swinging across muddy ponds, climbing through tunnels, jumping across giant lily pad pontoons and scaling rope ladders. All culminating in a steep ‘Death Slide’ into […]

Sarah and Rebecca’s Three Peaks Challenge

Two friends from Southend are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge this summer to raise money for Gold Geese. Rebecca Williams and Sarah Duggans will climb not one, not two, but three mountains in 24 hours – including overnight! Gold Geese has supported two families they know, so they decided to take on the challenge […]

Our bereavement support – Ellis’ story

We fly together with families across their whole cancer journey. From diagnosis to treatment, remission and, sadly, sometimes bereavement. Gold Geese helps families honour and remember their child taken too soon so they know that they are not alone. We cover the costs of funerals, memorial benches and trees, and bereaved parent get-togethers. We’re honoured […]

Team Skye take on Chelmsford Half Marathon for Gold Geese

18-strong team aim to raise £1000 for Gold Geese as thank you for supporting 12-year-old Skye This weekend a group of eighteen Essex friends from Rayleigh and Leigh are taking on the Chelmsford Half Marathon to raise vital funds for Gold Geese. ‘Team Skye’ is named after Skye Harris, the 12-year-old daughter of one of the runners, who has nearly finished two years of treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. They aim to […]

How we supported Gold families in 2023

Here’s a snapshot of the support we provided to Gold families last year. We’re here for every local family facing childhood cancer, and you power us, our amazing community. Make 2024 the year we fly together Come to a Gold Geese event, hold your own, donate blood or share the signs and symptoms of childhood […]

Bringing festive joy and memory-making for children fighting cancer

This week we organised a very special, private ballet performance and Christmas afternoon tea for five ballet-loving families receiving treatment for childhood cancer at Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCLH. A professional ballerina performed dances from The Nutcracker, and the families received teddies, flowers and sweetie cones alongside a delicious afternoon tea at the event […]

How Gold Geese brings joy and sparkle to Christmas with cancer

Father Christmas and and elf at the Gold Geese grotto

Christmas with cancer is very tough. But thanks to our brilliant community’s kindness and generosity we can bring joy and sparkle to our Gold children. Each year we invite all the families we support to a special Christmas get-together bringing some festive joy, making memories and connecting them with others going through similar experiences. At […]

Dominic runs original Greek Marathon route and raises £3600 for Gold Geese

Last weekend Dominic, who is a personal trainer from Leigh-on-Sea, joined 16,000 people taking part in the challenging ‘Marathon to Athens’ Marathon race in Greece, to raise vital funds for Gold Geese. He completed the gruelling course in just 4 hours 3 minutes and was joined by his friend Ryan. Thanks to support from local […]

Welcome to our first Young People’s Ambassador, Kerolos!

Kerolos is an aspiring medic, and childhood cancer is a cause close to his heart. This superstar will help us reach more schools and young people in the local area to raise awareness of the charity and encourage young people to pledge We’re so pleased to have him on board.