Philanthropic giving is an integral part of our fundraising efforts at Leukaemia UK and we believe anyone can be a philanthropist. As the UK’s dedicated leukaemia research charity, we are determined to save and improve the lives of those affected by leukaemia through world-class research.

What is philanthropy?

The word ‘philanthropy’ originates from Ancient Greek and Latin, ‘Philo’ meaning ‘love of’ & ‘Anthropos’ meaning ‘humankind’. The act of philanthropy is to make a significant positive contribution towards society and the wellbeing of others.

Can you help us continue our vital leukaemia research?

Without philanthropy, our life-changing work would not be possible. If you would like to make a difference to those affected by leukaemia, there are a number of ways you can support us through philanthropy. From one-off major donations, to corporate fundraising – your major gift can have a huge impact on our researchers making breakthroughs in treating leukaemia.

If you would like to support Leukaemia UK with a gift of £5,000 or more, please get in touch with the philanthropy team at or call 0207 2990722.

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Major donors
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Trusts and foundations

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How your major gift makes a difference

Despite decades of progress, survival rates for leukaemia are still nowhere near where they should be. We are expanding our research programme with new funding streams. This includes investing in the leukaemia research leaders of today and tomorrow.

One example is the John Goldman Fellowship programme, which ensures that vital research continues, and that kinder and better treatments are developed for those who have been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Dr Giulia Orlando

Other ways to get involved

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