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Kit's Life in Lockdown

Life as we know it has been a bit different the past few months and we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of doing things, including fundraising.

While we’ve had to put all events on pause and get creative in our fundraising, one thing has remained constant – the determination of our own team and our amazing supporters.

Dr Kit Sampat, a clinical research fellow at University of Liverpool, paused her important research in light of the pandemic and returned to the NHS and clinical practice by supporting the surgical unit at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Dr Sampat’s regular research, funded by NWCR, focusses on testing and developing drug combinations to achieve better and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma.

“I started out as a paediatric surgical trainee so given my qualifications, I felt it was important to return to clinical work and provide support where I can. My story is echoed up and down the country - we should be doing something to help, whatever that is.”