Bright Red Charity

Bright Red are a regional blood cancer charity established to improve the lives and treatment of people dealing with blood cancer in the north of England. Through care, research and education we are striving to beat illnesses such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative diseases.

We have invested over £6m into the North of England helping to improve patient care, supporting nursing staff development and pushing the boundaries of blood cancer research.

We have played a major role in helping the North of England become one of the best places to be for those unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with a blood cancer.

There are a wide range of blood cancers. Some are more devastating than others, but every diagnosis is life changing. It is often not until you have been touched by them that you realise just how common they are, how dreadful they can be and how much more we need to do to eradicate them.

Join our fight against blood cancer for a brighter future.

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Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil

The aim of our organisation is to provide practical and emotional support for cancer patients and their families during and after diagnosis. Our range of services focus on providing support, free at the point of use for all residents of Merthyr Tydfil whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Our approach is to look at practical and emotional aspects of a patient's cancer journey by providing door to door hospital transport, counselling, complementary therapy, and information and advice. Our aim is to ensure that every patient has appropriate access to a personal, confidential and safe form of transport to all cancer related appointments.

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Cancer United

The aim of Cancer United is to support the NHS by offering an integrated support service for cancer patients. As a cancer support charity, we offer integrated support to a diverse range of cancer patients to find themselves again after diagnosis, treatment and into recovery. The charity is not cancer specific rather catering for all cancers. The services that Cancer United offers are open to everyone, indeed all those whose lives have been affected by cancer- patients, family, friends and carers whatever race, creed or religious denomination from all walks of life.

We facilitate peer to peer support where patients can share their cancer experience. We provide access to a unique programme of cancer specific exercise via our CU Fitter gym where we help and support to enable cancer patients to move forward with their lives. Cancer United encourages positivity, motivation, determination and offers the opportunity for its beneficiaries to interact with peers whilst learning how to keep well, eat healthily and take exercise.

Cancer United's vision is to improve the lives of every cancer patient in the UK from diagnosis onwards via access to our integrated approach to support focussed on active recovery of both body and mind. To inspire cancer survivors to embrace the things they can do and to refuse to be defined by what they can't.

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Cavendish Cancer Care

Cavendish Cancer care believes that people affected by cancer have individual needs that cannot always be fully addressed by their health care providers and social support networks.

We offer a place for people to come to talk, and someone to help deal with the way cancer has affected you and your life. We are an independent charity established over 20 years ago giving free emotional support to people and their families affected by cancer in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Although the need for our services is recognised by the NHS we are not directly funded by them. We rely on the generosity of local people to continue offering our services on a free of charge basis.

People affected by cancer often feel a variety of emotions from fear, to anxiety, anger, depression and loneliness. We will work with you and help you to adjust to cancer, improve your emotional wellbeing and enrich your life.

While NHS care treats the disease, Cavendish Cancer Care takes care of the emotional affects of cancer, through complementary therapy and support for people and their families.

We can't cure cancer; we can help you cope with it.

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Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

Retinoblastoma, a rare childhood eye cancer, can devastate lives of those affected. Treatment may last years and many children lose at least one eye to save their life. The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) offers vital support to those affected, helping from diagnosis, through school years into adulthood and beyond. CHECT also raises awareness of this cancer and funds research.

Your support enables CHECT to fund global research projects to improve treatments and reduce the negative impact on those babies and young children affected. It helps CHECT educate parents, carers and health professionals about the subtle signs of this cancer so children may be diagnosed sooner and their outcome improved.

CHECT receives no government funding. Without your support none of this would be possible. Thank you for helping to make a difference to the lives of those affected by retinoblastoma.

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Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) is a leading national charity and expert voice for all childhood cancers.

Each week in the UK and Ireland, more than 30 children are diagnosed with cancer. Our network of dedicated professional members work together in treatment, care and research to help shape a future where all children with cancer survive and live happy, healthy and independent lives.

We fund and support innovative world-class research and collaborate, both nationally and internationally, to drive forward improvements in childhood cancer. Our award-winning information resources help lessen the anxiety, stress and loneliness commonly felt by families, giving support throughout the cancer journey.

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Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Fighting Cancer, launched in 2005, provides a unique and highly effective way of helping kids with cancer throughout activity and exercise. The effects of the disease and associated treatment regimes are numerous; amputations, balance issues, physical weakness, coordination difficulties and lack of self-esteem are just some of the most common side effects.

Enabling a child to ride a bike or specially adapted trike has many benefits; both physical (improved strength, balance and fitness) and emotional (greater confidence and self-esteem). It helps with social re-engagement and rebuilds relationships with friends and peers. It is quality time with family members and an opportunity to build happy memories.

CFC works closely with oncology units at the children's hospitals around the country, regularly visiting these units to make bike and trike applications with families and children. We receive referrals from healthcare terms and other charities working with children with cancer. We also receive applications via our website.

We operate totally on the kind support of the public and cyclists doing bike rides around Britain and across the world. All monies donated make a huge difference to our total fundraising effort and ultimately to the number of children affected by cancer that we support.

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Dragonfly Cancer Trust

Dragonfly Cancer Trust supports young people with end-stage cancer. We work tirelessly to create long-lasting memories for young patients and their families. Our aim is to facilitate precious memories – We do this by providing

Cash Gifts of up to £500, arranging Dragonfly Dreams and distributing specialist Arts and Craft boxes to hospitals across the U.K.

Dragonfly Cancer Trust makes a very real and positive difference to the lives of young cancer patients. The demand for our services is rising week on week and without the support of people like you, we would not be able to support all the requests that we receive.

Thank you.

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Hope for Tomorrow

Hope for Tomorrow provides state-of-the-art mobile cancer care units (MCCUs) to bring vital cancer care closer to patients, reducing travel, waiting times and the stresses and strains of busy hospitals.

We develop, build, own and maintain them and provide them to the NHS to operate.

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Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

Thank you for considering supporting our charity.

WE ARE UNIQUE AMONGST ALL OTHER BLOOD CANCER CHARITIES. We are the only UK charity that offers a FREE umbilical cord blood collection and banking service for qualifying families. This service, called Model Cell Biobank, is designed to allow the collection and storage of cord blood stem cells to families who have a history of cancer in their immediate family and who cannot afford to pay for a private service. These cells will then be available for at least the following 25 years, to treat the child from whom they were collected, or another family member.

The service costs us over £2,000 per collection to deliver and your support could give hope, and possible life saving treatment, to a family who needs it now, or in the future and cannot afford to pay for it themselves.

In addition, we also support research into stem cell therapies to treat blood cancer and seek to raise the awareness of everyone as to the potential benefits of this type of treatment which is not as well known as it should be.

Please help us, help others. Thank you.

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Leukaemia Busters

Leukaemia Busters is a charity with a huge vision - a world in which leukaemia is safely, quickly and completely cured. This we are working towards each day through funding and conducting research through our laboratories in Southampton.

Our aim is to find new and safer treatments in the form of an antibody based magic bullet which works the patients own immune system to specifically target leukaemia cells.

We are fully funded by voluntary donations, and without the support from people like you, our work would be unable to continue. With your support you are enabling us to save young lives through research, and for this we thank you.

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Leukaemia UK

Leukaemia UK is a leading blood cancer charity. We support families affected by leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

In the UK someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 14 minutes. At Leukaemia UK, we understand that a blood cancer diagnosis can turn your life, and that of your family and friends, upside down. We are here to help.

For over 40 years, Leukaemia UK has been making a difference to those living with blood cancer by funding essential emotional support, key hospital facilities, giving critical financial relief and funding innovative research into better care and treatments for blood cancers.

Thanks to advances in research, funded by organisations like Leukaemia UK, over 90% of children diagnosed with the most common form of childhood leukaemia survive. Our aim is to

support research further so that similar results can be achieved for adults in the near future.

Leukaemia UK relies totally on voluntary donations so your support is invaluable.

Visit us on our website www.leukaemiauk.org.uk

Leukaemia UK is a Registered Charity, No 1150414

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Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is an independent charity committed to making a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales. The charity was originally launched in 1979 to raise funds to build and equip a new radiotherapy department in Shrewsbury.

Since then the charity has continued to improve facilities for cancer patients in Shropshire and Mid Wales through the funding of equipment and buildings. It is dedicated to ensuring that patients are treated and diagnosed in the best environment possible.

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Lymphoma Action

Lymphoma Action is the UK's only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the fifth most common cancer. We've been providing in-depth, expert information and wide-ranging support for over 30 years, helping thousands of people affected by lymphoma. Our work drives improvements in the diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare of lymphoma.

We inform people with trusted information, endorsed by medical experts, to help and empower them to fully understand the complexities of lymphoma.

We support them at every step, providing advice and reassurance tailored to their individual experience. From symptom awareness through diagnosis, treatment and beyond, we're here to help. We also support doctors and nurses to deliver the best possible treatment and care.

We connect people to leading lymphoma expertise, and to those going through a similar experience, to make sure they're not alone.

We're here for everyone affected by lymphoma.

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Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK is the only national charity in the UK dedicated to myeloma, a rare type of blood cancer arising from plasma cells. At any one time, there are around 17,500 people living with myeloma in the UK.

While there are many effective treatments, there is currently no cure. Myeloma is a relapsing and remitting cancer, meaning patients often experience periods of remission after treatment but relapse over time.

Following a relapse, previous treatments may no longer be effective and alternative options are needed. Myeloma is an individual cancer which differs from person to person meaning patient do not all respond to the same treatments.

Our mission is to make myeloma history. We channel our funds, energy, and resources into the areas that will make the most difference to those living with myeloma.

We fund into areas that will make the most difference to those living with myeloma. We fund vital myeloma research as well as provide information and support to patients and their families to help them deal with everything a myeloma diagnosis brings.

We work to reduce the time it takes for patients to be diagnosed and treated through our healthcare professionals education programme, as well as liaising with patients and key policymakers to improve access to treatment and standards of care.

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Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Every year more than 9,000 people face the diagnosis of cancer in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Effective treatment is a major priority for the NHS, but it is expensive and there is little left over for additional facilities and equipment that may make all the difference to the treatment experience of patients and their families. The Rosemere Cancer Foundation works in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria wherever they are treated. It does this by raising funds for cutting edge specialist equipment which is not yet standard in the NHS, local cancer research projects that help improve our understanding of cancer and how it can be better diagnosed and treated, top quality training to help clinical staff share best practice and be the very best they can be and for projects supporting innovative ways to take the fear out of cancer for patients and their families during their treatment.

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Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the UK's only charity dedicated solely to lung cancer research.

We fund more than £2m worth of research every year through projects across the country.

Our patient support services also offer help and information to lung cancer patients and their families, including the provision of individual patient support grants.

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Team Reece

Team Reece is the dream of one little boy with a cancerous brain tumour who wants to provide a holiday home, respite breaks and fund research into better treatment options for childhood cancers.

Families are left fractured and devastated when a child is diagnosed and research is woefully underfunded in childhood cancers. Reece wants to change that but we need your help!

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The Christie Charity

The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating over 40,000 patients each year with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, specialised surgery, support and diagnostics.

The Christie charity is one of the largest hospital charities in the UK and works alongside The Christie to provide enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds.

The Christie charity helps to fund the following four areas – care & treatment, research, education and extra support services such as complementary therapy.

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The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only charity raising money to directly benefit Clatterbridge cancer patients across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and the Isle of Man. We are dedicated to providing outstanding cancer care to around 27,000 patients each year at our centre in Wirral, our satellite radiotherapy centre in Liverpool and at our network of chemotherapy units in local hospitals across the region.

Signing up to participate in our lottery will help us to continue to offer the most up-to-date treatment, support services that would otherwise be unavailable.

Thank you for making a real difference and changing the lives of our patients and their families.

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The Eve Appeal

Gynaecological cancers kill women and destroy families.

Every day 58 women in the UK are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and 21 die. That's far too many wives, daughters, sisters, partners and friends.

The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval.

The research we fund aims for better detection, risk prediction and prevention of all five gynaecological cancers. With research teams based at leading institutions in the UK and worldwide, The Eve Appeal is at the cutting edge of research to fight women's cancers.

By joining Unity Lottery for The Eve Appeal you can help fund innovative new research and can help save lives.

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Wessex Cancer Trust

Wessex Cancer Trust believe that there should be help and support available to everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it.

Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family. Wessex Cancer Trust is committed to offering free support for as long as people need it.

At all of our cancer centres clients are welcomed by our volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. Our team of specialist counsellors are there to help deal with the emotional impact of cancer and our complementary therapies aim to improve wellbeing, help with pain management and increase self-confidence.

Wessex Cancer Trust also provide practical support, singing therapy groups, programmes to help people move on from cancer and transport services.

Each year Wessex Cancer Trust are able to reach over 8,000 people in the local community.

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World Cancer Research Fund

Cancer currently affects one in two people in the UK, but about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through eating a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. That's around 80,000 cancer-free lives every year.

Our work:

  • By funding research and delivering health information programmes we empower people to make lifestyle choices that can prevent cancer, so that they can live happy, healthy cancer-free lives.
  • We translate this science into accurate, accessible, understandable information so that you can have the best available cancer prevention advice at your fingertips in our Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.
  • Our research programme, the Continuous Update Project (CUP) forms the basis of all our recommendations, and is the world's largest source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity.

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