Kiss it Better for childhood cancer research

Edith Bowman & Lulu Guinness at the Kiss it Better 2014 launch

This week, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity launched the tenth Kiss it Better appeal for childhood cancer research.

The appeal raises vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital's research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer. The hospital is running clinical trials for some of the rarest and hardest to treat childhood cancers.

The launch, hosted by Edith Bowman, celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Kiss it Better appeal. The appeal was founded by Carmel Allen after her daughter Josephine was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital for neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.

Carmel said: "The premise was really simple - Kiss it Better is something every parent says and does when their child is sick or injured. I wanted to turn Josephine's experience into something positive and to help make a difference to the lives of children with cancer everywhere."

The charity is once more partnering with long-term supporter Clinique for the 2014 Kiss it Better appeal. 

The beauty brand has created a range of limited edition products to raise funds:

  • Limited Edition A Different Nail Enamel For Sensitive Skins in the shade 'Kiss it Better'. RRP £12 with 50% going to the appeal. Available exclusively from House of Fraser and
  • Limited Edition Lulu Guinness Coin Purse with Clinique's Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry. RRP £55 with the full RRP going to the appeal. Available exclusively at
  • Limited Edition Lulu Guinness signed bag with Clinique Chubby Sticks set. RRP £550. Sold exclusively at and

In addition, Clinique together with House of Fraser will donate £2 to the appeal for every Clinique lip product sold at House of Fraser stores throughout February.

Every donation to the Kiss it Better appeal will help make a difference for children with cancer. Find out more on our Kiss it Better pages.