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Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group


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#teamkai is a Special Named Fund at CCLG in memory of Kai Nell, raising funds to support research into acute myeloid leukaemia.

Early in 2015, at just two years of age Kai was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Despite fighting hard, never complaining or giving up he sadly passed away in January 2017 just a few weeks before what would have been his fourth birthday.  We have decided to set up the #teamkai fund to raise money in his memory and help fund research into this rare form of blood cancer.

Kai was just two years old when he was diagnosed with AML. AML is notoriously difficult to treat and Kai’s subtype (acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia) presented a very poor prognosis. 

Following four rounds of chemotherapy Kai was sadly not in remission and in August 2015 underwent a stem cell transplant from an unrelated matched donor. Kai spent further time recovering and was discharged home in December 2015. But his journey was not over. Kai’s subtype of AML was extremely aggressive and in July 2016 he sadly relapsed.

For a second time Kai underwent another 4 gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and total body irradiation. It was decided that again to give Kai the possible chance to survive another stem cell transplant would be needed. This time of a registry comprised of 28 million people not one single person was a suitable match for Kai. Kai’s siblings had already been tested and neither were compatible. Kai’s youngest brother – born during his first round of treatment had his cord collected at birth incase of relapse and it was found he was a perfect match for his brother. In November 2016 Kai underwent his second transplant and was once again on the road to recovery.

Just a few days before Christmas 2016 doctors broke the news that the Leukeamia had returned stronger than ever and there was nothing more that could be done. Kai went home to spend time with all his loved ones and heartbreakingly lost his battle on 12th January 2017 surrounded by his closest family.

Kai was the most inspirational boy who has touched the hearts of 1000’s. His spirit and tenacity is something we can all aspire to. Kai’s legacy will go on, the impact he has made on others in his 3 years is more than some people can hope for in a lifetime. #teamkai will fight to ensure that what Kai endured was not in vain, that his memory and vivacity for life will continue.

So in memory of Kai we’ve established this fund with CCLG, dedicated to raising money for research into AML.

From this page you can make a donation to #teamkai or start your own fundraising page for your event. 

You can also make a donation by text:

Text CCLG 5 KAI to 70300 to donate £5

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Steven Bamford

Charity Event 2020

lisa branson

lisa branson's fundraising page

Natalie Clerkson

Nat and Simon fundraising page teamkai

Rianne Hobbs

Rianne Hobbs's fundraising page

Team Kai

Team Kai's fundraising page

Euro thrash

Euro thrash

Philippa Terry

Skydiving for Kai

Mark Vallely

Tough mudder


Feb 03, 2020

Debbie and Mike

In memory of our Uncle Stan for Kai - Debbie and Mike x

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 22, 2020


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 22, 2020


In loving memory of Uncle Stan, wonderful man, father and grandfather (and an unforgettable tease!) whom we?ll never forget. Thinking of you always xxx Sandra, Jack and Michelle xxx

Nov 25, 2019

Lisa branson

Well done everyone for raising so much for Kais charity - the charity quiz night 2019 at The Park Club, Chatham


Nov 10, 2019

Rob Latter

Hello, I recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and raised some money for Team Kai and another charity to whom I have split the money equally. I am a colleague of Paul Nell?s and I?m so glad to be contributing to this fantastic cause

(plus 137.50 giftaid)

Jul 13, 2019



Dec 05, 2018

Lisa and Jon Branson

A great quiz night held at The Park Club, Chatham. This amount was raised by the members of Park Club and clients of Medway Health & Fitness. Because of Kai x


May 20, 2018

The Big Pub Quiz

Thinking of Kai, with lots of love from The Big Pub Quiz xxx


Apr 14, 2018

Paul and Sharon Jennings

We hope the Charity Ball goes well. sorry we could not be there

(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2018


To infinity and beyond...... love

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 48,647.34

Direct donations


Raised offline 30,473.00

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