Innovation pole HOSTthe house of skills and technology, launches HOST Social Giving to support Kidscan children’s cancer research as a designated charity over the next 12 months.

The Preston Staff Team IN4 groupthe HOST operator, raise funds throughout the year and host quarterly events at its social HOST location in MediaCity.

As a show of solidarity with their Ramadan-observing co-workers, including group CEO Mo Isap, staff across the company will fast for a day to raise funds for the charity.

Meanwhile, HOST Social Giving is hosting a Charity Iftar Dinner on April 26, sponsored by IN4 Group, so the team, partners and supporters can break the fast together by sharing a celebratory meal at HOST Social. The event is open to all, and the three-course Indian meal is catered and served by a popular restaurateur Zouk.

Kidscan strives to actively fund research across the UK to create a world where every child can both survive cancer and go on to live the long, healthy life they deserve.

Currently, only 3.5% of cancer research spending goes to childhood cancer research. Over the past 20 years, only four new treatments have been designed specifically for children compared to 190 for adults.

Laura Cleverley, Head of HOST Social Giving, said: “We are proud to support Kidscan as a designated charity and as an organization we are committed to raising funds for this fantastic cause throughout the year. ‘year.

“Kidscan is a brilliant local charity and the perfect fit for us as it funds innovations in childhood cancer research that improve survival rates and make a real difference. This life-changing research helps find new treatments for children with cancer and reduces the lasting damage caused by current treatments.

Kelly-Anne Perera, Administrator of Kidscan, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with HOST Social Giving to raise funds to find safe new treatments for children with cancer.

“Unfortunately, 104 children living in the Salford area will have cancer before the age of 14. 20% will not survive and more than 60% of them will develop life-altering disabilities as treatments currently being used can cause lasting damage to their growing bodies.

“With ties to tech innovators, digital disruptors and creative business leaders, partnering with IN4 Group and HOST provides Kidscan with an exciting opportunity to expand our network, raise the profile of childhood cancer and ultimately account, to continue to fund the vital research we are investing in across Britain.”

HOST Social Giving’s charity iftar dinner in support of Kidscan’s childhood cancer research is open to everyone on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:15 p.m. at HOST Social in MediaCity. Tickets are free and you can register here.