See some of the ways you can raise funds for us, from taking part in sports challenges to putting on an event.
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Fundraising success stories
Looking for inspiration? See how other supporters have had fun raising money.
Organising the Annual Ladies Tractor Road Run
Who? Husband and wife team Annie and John Chapman
Amount raised: £275,000 so far
Over 100 women drive “pink” decorated tractors through the Norfolk countryside every year in the annual Ladies Tractor Road Run. The event, started in 2004 by Annie and John Chapman, raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Annie won our Volunteer of the Year Award in 2008 when the event raised over £100,000. But she refuses to take credit – it’s the “wonderful ladies” at the wheel who raise the money and make the event a success year after year.
Running 24 marathons in 12 months
Who? Gary Davies
Amount raised: target of £4,000
Gary Davies is running an incredible 24 marathons in 12 months. Starting on New Year’s Day in Liverpool and finishing on 31 December, the retired rugby player is running for family members and friends lost to cancer.
Two Virgin London Marathons and a 15k run
Who? Keren Goff
In 2009, Keren Goff couldn’t walk to the end of the road without struggling for breath. But now she’s unstoppable. Since starting training and fundraising for us she’s completed a 15k run and the Virgin London Marathon 2012. Next stop – the Virgin London Marathon in 2013.
“I don’t just want to run the marathon, I want to run it in aid of Cancer Research UK, as an all-encompassing cancer charity. I am running for those close to me who have endured a number of different types of cancer, both past and present.”
Swimming, walking and fundraising as a family
Who? Dan Power and family
Where? From Salford to Strathclyde
After losing a family member, Dan Power and his family decided to raise money for us, with everyone doing their bit. The youngest family member is only 3 years old, but between them they’ve completed all of the Great Swim events, as well as Cancer Research UK’s Shine night walk event.
An epic year of athletics challenges
Who? Seth Wise
Where? Brighton, London and Lanzarote
Amount raised: target of £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and The Stroke Association
Seth lost his friend and rugby manager to throat cancer, which was “out of the blue and really shocking”. He decided to dedicate a year of his life to raising over £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and the Stroke Association through a series of epic athletics events.
His “Be-Epic” six-part challenge began in August 2012. He’s already completed an Olympic distance triathlon and his challenge will finish with a full Ironman triathlon in Lanzarote.
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