Abbie’s Army are a children's DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) brain tumour research charity, founded late 2012 in loving memory of Abbie.
Our mission is to :
Raise awareness and funding for DIPG research and help overturn it's 'terminal' prognosis.
Provide a useful resource , practical advice and support for other parents who receive this horrendous diagnosis for their child.
Currently there are no approved effective treatments or a CURE available. The average survival time from diagnosis is just 9 months.
Affecting 40 children a year in the UK and with insufficient research funding from larger National charities and no direct Government funding, parent led charities and advocacy groups worldwide are contributing to furthering the research effort.
Abbie's Army aims to:
- Supporting research centres or individuals who will make best use of available funding, developing research to expedited practical treatments for children suffering with DIPG brain tumours
Established: October 2012
Registered Charity Number: 1149400
Board members: 3
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 07976292931
Address: MPT House Brunswick Road Cobbs Wood Ind Estate Ashford Kent TN23 1ELView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website