Kip's Legacy

Kip Freshwater, a 5-year old boy from Birmingham, England, made a big impact with his short, joy-filled life.

The family are generously supporting World Child Cancer’s programme in Cameroon, helping to give many more children with cancer the treatment and care they need.

Kip brought joy to everyone he knew with his infectious sense of humour. He also won the hearts of thousands of radio listeners when he featured on BBC 5’s Kermode & Mayo’s film review radio show shouting the rudest words he could think of, ‘smelly pants wee!’

Ed, Kip’s Dad, explains why they have chosen to support World Child Cancer.

In the four years of Kip’s treatment for leukaemia, we benefitted from the very best health care in the world; it was local, and we didn’t have to worry about paying for it. So, despite the heartache of his illness and death, there was a huge burden we did not have to carry. But families around the world are struggling under the weight of poor access and high cost that means many easily preventable diseases are left untreated.

Ed Freshwater
Kip Freshwater holding bear and ringing bell

Where you live doesn’t affect the love you have for your child, but it makes a world of difference to their chances of surviving an illness. So, we committed to raising funds to support children and families, and improve access to life-saving care as much as we can.

Ed Freshwater

We cannot thank the Freshwater family enough for the tremendous support they have shown for children and families worldwide in honour of Kip. You can read their blog here.

The huge impact he is making will not be forgotten, and his legacy will continue to make a difference to many thousands of lives all around the world. 

Boy Raising fist with rainbow hand paint cannula tube from nose

Join Team Kip and World Child Cancer and let’s continue his legacy by supporting, donating and advocating for childhood cancer today.

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Tiwo’s story

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Franklyn’s Story

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Rebecca’s Update 2021

Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca in July 2021 after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana five years ago.

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Tiwo’s story

Five years after developing cancer and two years of treatment later, six-year-old Tiwo is doing well

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Hassan’s story

14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year.

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Franklyn’s Story

Meet Franklyn, now 17, who is fully recovered from cancer and dreams of becoming a doctor to help others

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Rebecca’s Success Story

Rebecca is now able to return to school after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana

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My road to recovery

Prince went on to become a childhood cancer advocate and help many other children just like him when he recovered from leukaemia. Read More

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Estaphanie is excited to start university!

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Meet Bulu

Bulu is looking forward to following in his brother’s footsteps getting back on the football field

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Meet Oscar

Oscar was six years old when his mother noticed a swelling on his tummy and took him to a traditional village doctor

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