Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK have joined the coronavirus relief efforts. The Cancer Research UK scientific family has provided much-needed kit and machinery, and volunteered their skills, to the national testing labs being set up across the devolved nations – an important effort to scale up the UK’s testing capacity. They are also working on new immunotherapy treatments to help beat COVID19, lending their expertise to help search for treatments and manufacturing PPE.
Meanwhile the need for cancer research, support, advice and treatments are unabated and so the usual fund raising events have been altered to accommodate the need for social distancing and isolation.
In 2013, Emily and I entered the Race for Life at Clumber Park a few days after I had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and the day before Chris was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then, we have raised funds for Cancer Research UK through Coffee Mornings, making gifts for sale as well as through the Race for Life. In 2017, Lily joined Emily and me in walking 5k and we raised over £600 for Cancer Research UK, thanks to your generous support.
This year, we are racing together, but apart and undertaking a 10k bike ride, during the first week of June; Emily and Lily in Northleach on their road bikes and me in Nottingham on my static exercise bike. We would like to raise at least £800 and would be very grateful for any support you can give us.
Though our lives may seem to be on hold at the moment, there is one thing that hasn’t stopped and that’s cancer.
To make sure people get the support they need during these unprecedented times, I'll be taking part in the Race for Life at Home. Every pound you can donate will go towards Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking work, so please donate to our Giving Page today!