Charity Reg: 1149400
Abbie's Army has been formed by a group of family and friends of Abbie Mifsud. She was a remarkably brave little girl who on September 13th 2011 , at only 6 years of age lost her fight with an inoperable and incurable (DIPG) brain tumour. This was just 5 months from her initial diagnosis.
Our mission is to RAISE awareness and contribute much needed funds for children's brain tumour research which currently is so very underfunded. It may be to late to help our beautiful girl but any donation that could save future families some of the pain that brain tumour diagnosis brings, is extremely worthwhile. To do this in Abbie's memory is an honour and means the world to us.
FROM LOSS THERE IS HOPE AND INSPIRATION.
THANK YOU for your generosity and visiting Abbies website.
In November 2012 we gained our own Registration with the Charity Commission no 1149400 ! We are now receiving funds DIRECTLY ourselves to go towards DIPG research. We shall release details of our progress towards our goals as the year progresses.CHEQUES CAN BE MADE PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO 'ABBIES ARMY'
Abbies Army is extremely proud with YOUR support to have made its first major award to the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey. Here Dr Chris Jones who is the UK lead for DIPG research is pictured with Katy Taylor with our presentation cheque. We are happy to be funding and reporting the findings of her PhD project and DIPG research for two years until Oct 2015.
Katy is an extremely talented young researcher working on the identification and testing of novel therapeutic targets in DIPG. Her work includes sequencing of DIPG biopsy specimens, the development of models and screening which will influence the design of the next clinical trials. She has also recently been presented with an award for her work at the Society for Neuro Onclolgy (SNO) conference in San Francisco. We look forward to keeping you updated with this and all the other projects we can also be part of with the DIPG Collaborative.
THANK YOU all for making this possible.
Abbies Army has joined the International fight against DIPG by joining the DIPG Collaborative. Created in 2011, the DIPG Collaborative is an association of foundations unified with the mission of efficiently funding and inspiring diffuse instrinsic pontine glioma cancer research. As part of the initiative dedicated funds are now being raised allowing for long-term study and the development of new protocols and registry data.
This year the Collaborative has pooled resources and has around $1m to spend , its Medical Advisory Council has reviewed grants to a final shortlist which allows for streamlined research, transparency and limits duplication. The combined effects of these funds are inspiring! Visit www.dipg.org for more information!
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Abbies Army are now listed for fundraising on Virgin Money Giving. If you are considering a sponsored event and will be opening a fundriaising page
your fundraising will go further because they are not-for -profit! There are lots of useful fundraising tools and tips on the site and we will shortly be adding useful widgets to take you directly to our charity homepage. Please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ and select our charity name!
Abbie's Army Fundraising Total Donated
Abbie's Army has raised the following amounts for our chosen charities.... (Abbies Army funding to ICR and DIPG Collaborative)
MORE than £225,000 has be raised to date! THANK YOU ALL