Supporters of Little Stars

Together with our partners TK Maxx, we're very proud of our Little Star Awards

Some of the world's biggest stars from sport, TV and music have teamed up to support the Little Star Awards and sign the certificates which will be sent to all the youngsters who will receive an award.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United & England player

"As a parent myself, I find it almost impossible to imagine the impact of being told your child has been diagnosed with cancer. Over the years I have met lots of youngsters who are undergoing treatment for this horrible disease. Their courage, positivity and determination never fails to humble me, as does that of their parents and families."

"I am delighted at anything which my assocation with the Little Stars Awards may do to help them."

​Singer-songwriter Emeli Sande

“Each child who confronts cancer is a star in their own way and I salute their courage and bravery. The Little Star Awards provide vital recognition for these kids and their families and, in doing so, help raise vital awareness of children’s cancers and the need to continually invest in cutting-edge research.”


Children’s TV star Justin Fletcher

“Supporting Cancer Research UK’s Little Star Awards is such an honour for me. The bravery of these children and their families completely blows me away. I think these awards are an amazing way of recognising the courage of all these children affected by cancer. I’d urge anyone who knows an inspirational child to nominate them and show them that we are supporting them every step of the way.”

CBeebie’s Mister Maker (Phil Gallagher)

“The Little Star Awards have saluted the courage of thousands of children who bravely confront cancer every day. I am so proud to get involved and lend my support.”



Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor

“To lend my support to the Little Star Awards once again is such an incredible honour for me. These amazing kids and their families have been through such tough and gruelling times and to see their strength, spirit and constant positivity is truly humbling. Each and every one of these children is a hero.”

Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff

“It’s such a privilege to be supporting the Little Star Awards and to help to show these brave kids and their families that they are always in our thoughts. To have gone through so much at such a young age is incredibly tough and the Little Star Awards is a fantastic way to reward these amazing kids for their phenomenal courage.”

Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer

"It is so humbling to hear about the incredible fighting spirit that so many young people show when diagnosed with cancer. We are both honoured to be supporting Cancer Research UK's Little Star Awards again this year and hope everyone who knows a Little Star nominates them for an award so their amazing bravery can be recognised."


"We are so proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK's Little Star Awards again this year. The courage of these children is so inspiring and we hope everyone who knows a Little Star nominates them to receive this special award!



Our Party

Each year, we also hold a party to highlight the bravery of all our Little Stars. Unfortunately, due to the number of nominations we receive, we are not able to invite every Little Star to the event, so we invite a selection of children across the UK to represent all nominees. See what happened in the summer of 2014.

Little Star party 2014

Our corporate supporter TK Maxx

TK Maxx is proud to support Cancer Research UK's Little Stars Awards in 2014/15 for the seventh year running. Working together since 2004 to beat children's cancer sooner, both TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK believe each and every child who confronts cancer is extra special. The annual Little Star Awards celebrate the courage of all children in the UK that have been diagnosed with cancer. To date, TK Maxx has raised over £19 million for Cancer Research UK, of which over £14 million has funded groundbreaking research into beating children's cancers. 

Caroline Silke, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, said: "We are thrilled that TK Maxx are continuing to support The Little Star Awards for the seventh year running. TK Maxx generously donates a £50 TK Maxx voucher to every Little Star nominated, as well as supporting the annual Little Star's Award Party, where Little Stars and their families are invited to celebrate the bravery of each child at a special day out with some very special guests. This award raises the spirits of children and their siblings during what can be a very difficult time for the whole family. We are extremely grateful to TK Maxx for their ongoing genorosity and support for our pioneering research into beating children's cancers sooner."

Jo Murphy, Head of Corporate Responsibility at TK Maxx said: "The Little Star Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the courage of children diagnosed with cancer and we are proud to be supporting this initiative again this year. TK Maxx is committed to helping vulnerable children and young people achieve their potential and thanks to the generous support of our customers and associates, since 2004 we have contributed over £13 million for Cancer Research UK's work into beating children's cancer sooner."

Nominate a Little Star

Celebrate the courage of a child who's been diagnosed with cancer by nominating them for our Little Star awards, in partnership with TK Maxx.

Nominate online


Support our work

To support our work into children's cancers, you can Text STAR to 70200 to give £3.

Texts charged at £3 plus a standard rate text. From this, Cancer Research UK will receive £2.93

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