Innovative Trials to help advance children’s cancer care through new UK charity partnership

Innovative Trials, a global clinical trials patient recruitment company based in Hertfordshire, has committed to raising money to help develop children’s cancer care by contributing to the funding of a new cancer centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Innovative Trials has selected Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) as its UK charity partner for 2023-24 and is aiming to raise £4,000 over the next year. The money will go towards the Charity’s Build it. Beat it. fundraising appeal, which is supporting transformation in children’s cancer care, including helping to build a new Children’s Cancer Centre for children with the most complex and difficult-to-treat cancers. 

Kate Shaw, Founder and CEO of Innovative Trials, said: “Our mission at Innovative Trials has always been to improve the lives of all patients and our support for charities is an important part of this.“Our staff felt passionately about choosing Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as our charity partner here in the UK and we hope the money we raise can help to make a difference. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) does an incredible job caring for hundreds of children and young people every day, including some related to members of our team, and we wanted to show our gratitude for everything they do. The new Children’s Cancer Centre will help GOSH to remain a pioneer in children’s cancer research and treatment, and continue to support all those who need them.”  

Every day, around 750 seriously ill children and young people are seen at GOSH from all over the UK. The Children’s Cancer Centre will help advance research and support the delivery of groundbreaking treatments to help save more children’s lives.

Marina Barnes, Head of Community Fundraising at GOSH Charity said: “We are so grateful to Innovative Trials for supporting GOSH Charity’s biggest-ever fundraising appeal, to help transform children’s cancer care and to help build a new Children’s Cancer Centre at GOSH. Their support will make a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children.”

Innovative Trials works with some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of life-changing treatments, particularly in the field of oncology. It has been involved with hundreds of clinical trials and played a part in more than six new therapies being approved for patients across the world. 

The company is committed to supporting charitable causes. Innovative Trials’ fundraising committee has planned a series of activities over the next 12 months and has already raised £900 for GOSH Charity at its annual charity summer BBQ. The company’s senior leadership team has also promised to match the amount of money raised by colleagues up to £2,000.

Innovative Trials has previously raised thousands of pounds for Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK and MS Society.



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Notes to editors

About Innovative Trials

Founded in 2010, Innovative Trials works alongside pharmaceutical and clinical research organisations to ensure that patients enrol into clinical trials in a timely manner and are fully informed of what the research will involve for themselves and their families. This enables potential new treatments to come to market as early as possible to provide alternative therapeutic options for present and future patients. 

Based in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, Innovative Trials employs over 60 members of staff in the UK. The company works internationally with a further 65 people stationed overseas in 70 countries to help clinical trial researchers recruit eligible patients and keep them involved.

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About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity)

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. Our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us.

   Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give seriously ill children the best chance for life. The charity funds research into pioneering new treatments for children, provides the most up to date medical equipment, funds support services for children and their families and supports the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit