Please take some time to read about the four cancer charities we support, and have done continuously since 2003. To date we have raised £211,178.40 to aid each of the charities in funding cancer research, prevention, treatment and end of life care.

Cancer Research UK. As the world’s largest charitable funder of cancer research, we are at the forefront of the global fight against the disease. We’ll inspire millions to join with us in our mission, and increase the scale, breadth and impact of our partnerships to make greater progress than we could alone – bringing hope to people affected by cancer everywhere. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 patients surviving the disease by 2034.

Over the last 40 years, cancer survival in the UK has doubled. In the 1970s just 1 in 4 people survived their disease for 10 years or more. Today 2 in 4 survive.

We want to bring about a world where everybody lives longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer. 

Thanks to you, we’re making that happen – hour by hour, day by day, year by year. 

Together we are beating cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a UK charity that works to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer. Right now, more than 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 this figure will rise to 4 million. Despite that challenge, Macmillan will do whatever it takes to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can.

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support and help people take back some control of their life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here

Macmillan offers life support by providing the expert care and practical support that makes a real difference to people living with cancer. We offer a range of innovative cancer services and are at the heart of improving cancer care throughout the UK. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you feel more like yourself.

We are millions of people affected by cancer, supporters, professionals, volunteers, and campaigners. Together we are all Macmillan.

Marie Curie is there for anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from, and those close to them. Whoever you are, whatever your illness, Marie Curie is with you to the end. The charity brings 75 years of experience and leading research to the care they provide at home, in their hospices and over the phone. The charity believes everyone living with terminal illness, be that dementia, motor neurone disease or terminal cancer, should be able to make the most of the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel.

Last year (2023) the Marie Curie Nurses and Healthcare Assistants directly cared for 44,200 people.

Marie Curie’s Information and Support Line responded to 18,512 enquiries surrounding all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.

Marie Curie’s Companion Volunteers supported over 900 families at home, giving patients and loved ones some much-needed respite and a friend at the most difficult time in their lives.

And over 166,000 people signed Marie Curie’s petition calling for urgent government action to support dying people with the cost of living.

Marie Curie campaigns on issues affecting people living with any terminal illness, their families and carers, and it’s the largest charitable UK funder of palliative and end of life care research.

The Oesophageal Patients Association. For more than three decades, OPA Cancer Charity has fought against oesophageal and gastric cancers, raising awareness about the dangers of persistent heartburn, Barrett’s oesophagus and acid reflux (GORD). We support patients, caregivers and their families. Whether you find yourself in the initial stages or further along in your journey, the OPA is committed to offering free support and guidance.

The supporters of the charity are individuals who have faced difficulties related to the oesophagus or stomach. It’s crucial to recognise the devoted efforts of their caregivers and the valuable support from friends and family. We have compiled medically approved booklets and fact sheets addressing these challenges, offering insights into the fears and effects on the digestive system.

We organise informal meetings for both patients and their caregivers, including family and friends, at various centres across the UK. These meetings provide platforms for open discussions about challenges, the sharing of experiences, and the exchange of suggestions for overcoming difficulties. The primary objective is to foster connections between new patients and caregivers and those who have encountered similar situations, allowing them to seek advice and support from individuals with firsthand knowledge.