Tea for Ru

On Saturday 16th June we will be joining others from across the UK to raise awareness and money for RU's Fund. Ru was a very happy little boy, who sadly passed away last August after being diagnosed with a rare form of paediatric cancer. Since than his parent's have done an incredible job at raising funding and awareness for rare and underfunded paediatric cancers.


Ru had a malignant rhabdoid tumours (MRT), which is a very rare but very aggressive tumour that occurs in childhood, with only a few cases diagnosed each year in the UK. Because the cancer is so rare, it is also one of the most underfunded.

Ru's Fund is a named fund for the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust which aims to-

  • raise awareness of childhood cancer

  • educate about the early signs and symptoms

  • provide grants for research into rare and underfunded cancers

  • support families of children with rhabdoid tumours


On 16th June there will be fundraisers held all over the UK and Northern Ireland to commemorate one year since Ru's diagnosis. We will have tea, cake and information on rare and underfunded paediatric cancers on the day, at our Canterbury studio in Palace Street from 10 AM-5PM. This is a cause that is very close to our hearts. You can read more about Ru by clicking here.