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Arctic Reflections - blue painting

Arctic Reflections Art Exhibition

The artist Michael Bourgeois is supporting Action Against Cancer with the exhibition of his latest series of works, from 25th April to 25th May 2017 at London's Art Moor House. A selection of works by the acclaimed international photographer Sasha Gusov will also be shown. ...Read on

Painting of a robin

Love and Light Paintings

"Painting has been a wonderful discovery for me as well as being a much-needed distraction. I know first hand what the difficulties are of having a close family member suffer from cancer. The illness becomes ever present and is far reaching in its effects, not only on the sufferer, but on all the family members, near and far, as well as friends, colleagues, acquaintances and neighbours." ...Read on

Sporting legends play darts!

Sporting legends play darts!

Darts icons Phil 'the Power' Taylor and ‘the Flying Scotsman’ Gary Anderson took part in a celebrity darts tournament organised by ED&F Man to raise funds for Action Against Cancer.

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Art Attack on Cancer

Art Attack on Cancer

Julian O'Dell is supporting Action Against Cancer through his original pencil drawings. He raised money for other charities via this medium for 18 months (raising an astonishing £17,000!) but is now giving 100% of sales proceeds to Action Against Cancer... ...Read on

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Sailing on the Solent

A wonderful and successful day was spent on the Solent by ‘Team Anderson,’ raising money for Action Against Cancer in memory of James Anderson, who died in March 2015 of a brain tumour aged 36.

The event was organised by James’ best man Harry Thorburn. Friends in teams of 12 raced... ...Read on

Children's Ballet Recital

Children's Ballet Recital

I am a ballet teacher that was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and am now in remission thanks to an incredible team of doctors and nurses. During the difficult times of my treatment, I dreamt of returning to work and putting on a magical ballet show in celebration of good health and to raise awareness of the wonderful work of Professor Justin Stebbing's research... ...Read on

Beckenham Half Marathon 2016

Beckenham Half Marathon 2016

I am a runner myself, and have completed 14 marathons as well as numerous triathlons, including Ironman Wales.  Whilst out training one day in 2014, I had the idea of organising a half marathon in Beckenham in aid of Action Against Cancer and so I started making plans... ...Read on

Tutu wearing walk from Hastings to Bexhill!

Tutu wearing walk from Hastings to Bexhill!

I'm Kay a mummy of twintastic little boys, Nicholas & Maximos. Last year August our lives were tipped upside down after I found a small lump and was given the devastating news that I had stage 1 grade 2 ER+/PR+ invasive ductal breast cancer. After further testing 2 more tumors were discovered... ...Read on

5k Challenge

AAC 5K Challenge, Sunday 15th May 2016

The sun shone on the first ever Action Against Cancer 5K Challenge and it was a wonderful day! It all began with excitement as a helicopter arrived bringing the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Parachute Team. When they jumped from the Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, one of the volunteer parachutists flew through the air with an enormous Action Against Cancer flag... ...Read on

WalkWithMe 2016

WalkWithMe 2016

For the third year in a row, the WalkWithMe team chose to fundraise for Action Against Cancer and we were all thrilled!
The event went perfectly on Sunday 22nd May, held in the beautiful grounds of Moulsford School, Moulsford-on-Thames. The walkers enjoyed the glorious sunshine... ...Read on

The cycling team

Cycling 400 miles through the Bavarian Alps!

A 16-strong team of riders from across the UK have completed a tough five day challenge cycling from Munich to Berlin. Some of the riders from the annual Tour of Europe Ride, organised by the award winning Barnsley based retail property developers Dransfield Properties Ltd, presented a cheque for £16,650 to Action Against Cancer......Read on

Mission for Maureen

Mission for Maureen

Inspired by the death of his mother to cancer earlier this year, Rikki Ledger and his father Trevor, decided to arrange a bike ride challenge for 40 of their family, friends and colleagues to help raise much needed funds for Action Against Cancer....Read on

Eight friends over Three Peaks in 24 hours!

Eight friends over Three Peaks in 24 hours!

Jonathan recruited seven friends to take on The National Three Peaks Challenge. This meant climbing the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland within 24 hours, including walking a total of approximately 42 kilometres and driving 462 miles. They were inspired to do this as Jonathan’s sister was diagnosed with colon cancer in December 2014 at the age of 32, and is a patient of Professor Stebbing....Read on

Father and daughter Olympic stadium team!

Father and daughter Olympic stadium team!

Five months ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer which had spread to my liver and I was given only months to live. I was very fortunate to find Professor Stebbing, who gave me a commitment to substantially improve this prognosis, I am now on my 4th cycle of chemo and so far the results have been very positive....Read on

WalkWithMe 2015 photo

WalkWithMe 2015

Following on from the great success of last year's walk, WalkWithMe2015 were once again proud to be raising money for Action Against Cancer for a second year.
The organising team were keen to carry on raising money for such an incredible charity, especially after a visit to the Action Against Cancer research laboratories...Read on

Golf day tees up more than £20,000! photo

Golf day tees up more than £20,000!

For the second year running, the Peter Cooper Motor Group held a fantastic golf day at the famous Goodwood course in aid of Action Against Cancer.
The day welcomed spells of glorious sunshine enabling the 96 players to enjoy 18 holes on the stunning Downs course, with views across...Read on

Chris' Baltic Cycle Ride photo

Chris' Baltic Cycle Ride

My name is Chris Nolan. A month after my second daughter was born in late 2012 I was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer that had spread to my liver, and was given six months to live. After a year and a half of treatment, hope and negativity, I had a consultation with Professor Stebbing. I immediately...Read on

Hilary Craft BEM and Mary Portas photo

Magical Night for Action Against Cancer

Guests were wowed by magician Dynamo at a start-studded event in support of Action Against Cancer, at Home House, London.
Fashion guru Mary Portas, Dragon's Den's Kelly Hoppen and TV presenters Gaby Roslin and Brix Smith Start joined organisers...Read on

Walk with me team photo

WalkWithMe sets new record for Action Against Cancer!

Action Against Cancer is proud to have been selected as the 2014 charity partner of the WalkWithMe event - a 26 mile fundraising walk taking place in beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside. Following the meticulous and committed planning of a nine strong committee, led by Annie Smith, a record 240 walkers...Read on

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The Jason Boas Fellowship

In November 2008, Jason Boas, a 34 year old accountant from London sadly lost his year-long fight with pancreatic cancer. During his illness, Jason set up an online network for young people suffering with cancer and raised £150,000 for research in to pancreatic cancer. His family and friends have continued to raise funds in Jason's memory with a variety of...Read on

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AAC Chairwoman honoured by the Queen

We are pleased to announce that Hilary Craft, Action Against Cancer's inspirational founder and Chairwoman has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honour's List 2013. Hilary has suffered with breast cancer, lung cancer and leukaemia over the past 15 years but has raised huge sums in the battle against cancer. On...Read on

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Parky meets the Prof

Action Against Cancer is delighted to announce that Sir Michael Parkinson, CBE, has become a Patron of Action Against Cancer. Sir Michael recently visited Professor Justin Stebbing's labs at Imperial College and also interviewed Professor StebbingWe are hugely appreciative for...Read on

photo of Cathy and sister Susy holding big white and red tea pots.

Cathy's coffee and cakes for AAC

Cathy Turner and her sister Susy have raised £1,500 for Action Against Cancer by holding a hugely successful coffee morning which was attended by 70 guests. Cathy was diagnosed with colon cancer in April this year and is being treated by Professor Justin Stebbing.Cathy says that being diagnosed with cancer was “a bolt out of the blue”... ...Read on

Beilin Tennis fundraising event

Serving up a treat for Action Against Cancer

Over 120 keen tennis players and spectators attended the annual Beilin Tennis Tournament at Farm Walk Tennis Club, Hampstead, in memory of Walter and Richard Beilin. The sell-out event raised £4,000. 56 tennis players... ...Read on

Liz Buffini

Nothing will stop cancer battler Liz!

Even a high-speed, head on, crash with a pedestrian, couldn't stop Liz Buffini from completing the Liverpool Triathlon. Liz, aged 60, of the Isle of Man, took part in the triathlon as a thank you to Professor Justin Stebbing, who she credits with saving her life, after spotting that she had been incorrectly diagnosed. Liz, who has already raised over £6,500 for Action Against Cancer, was diagnosed... ...Read on

Hilary Craft, Janet and Prof Stebbing

WOMAC event raises £20,000!

At a fantastic evening at BAFTA in Piccadilly, Women On The Move Against Cancer (WOMAC) raised £20,000 for Action Against Cancer. WOMAC, a fundraising committee comprising of leading lights from the motor industry, has raised £800,000 for charities and hospices. Action Against Cancer were delighted to be chosen as their selected charity for 2012. Over 200 guests gathered at the venue to... ...Read on

Ellie Jeffrey and MIffy Grub

Bride to be Ellie donated hair for big day!

Ellie Jeffery, a 29 year old cancer sufferer who has inspired so many through her blog writtenoff.net will walk down the aisle for her wedding with a full head of hair, after her best friend donated her own locks for a made-to-measure wig. Miffy said: “It was surprisingly fun having my head shaved. It took longer than I thought because... ...Read on

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One Thousand Women v Breast Cancer

One Thousand Women is a brand new fundraising initiative led by Samantha Wisnevitz. Samantha is 32 years old but unfortunately is suffering with breast cancer which has spread to her liver, lungs and bones. In August 2010 she was given a two year prognosis but has received encouraging test results that suggest... ...Read on

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Dodgeballers raise £16,000 in memory of Sally Leigh-Wood

On 21st January, in the depths of Canary Wharf, 21 teams fought it out to be crowned Dodgeball Champions and raised £16,000 for Action Against Cancer in the process! The event was organised in memory of Sally Leigh-Wood, one of Professor Justin Stebbing's patients. Amy Gillam, Clare Stevenson, Steve Doble and Will Macdonald, all friends of Sally's son, Dickon, managed an incredible feat of arranging, in just 4 months, nearly 200 people to give up their Saturday, wear fancy dress and play a game they had never... ...Read on

Hilary Craft at Sportsman Dinner

Action Against Cancer sportsman's dinner raises £11,000!

On a fantastic evening, sponsored by our good friends at Connell Associates www.connellassociates.co.uk, generous guests helped to raise £11,000 for Action Against Cancer. Guests were entertained by referee supremo Graham Poll, Liverpool legend John Aldridge and magic group Jac Magic. A big thank you to Ann Ablett for her tireless work in organising the event. Thank you also to all of you who attended and so generously participated in the raffle and head and tails competition on the evening!

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Hilary the hero!

We are delighted to announce that our Chairwoman, Hilary Craft has been recognised not once, not twice but three times for her incredible fundraising efforts! At a fantastic evening hosted by Tower FM, Hilary was awarded with a 'Contribution to Charity' award... ...Read on

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Sam's battle with breast cancer

I am Sam. My story is not a sad one, although parts of it may be. My cancer journey started in September 2007 whilst I was on holiday in the Mediterranean with my sister, Norma. The diagnosis of breast cancer was devastating but with the love and support of my family and friends I got through the subsequent year of operations, chemotherapy and... ...Read on

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Business Money Magazine dinner raises £4,500 for Action Against Cancer!

We are delighted to announce that Business Money's Group Editor, Bob Lefroy, has become a patron of Action Against Cancer. Business Money's Great Northern Commercial Finance Dinner raised nearly £4,500 through a raffle on the night. Thank you to Bob and his team as well as all of those who bought a raffle ticket on the night! Please visit www.business-money.com for more details.

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ABFA dinner raises £8000 for Action Against Cancer

Generous guests at ABFA's 2011 Annual Dinner raised nearly £8,000 through a Heads and Tails challenge. We are delighted that Kate Sharp, ABFA's CEO, has agreed to become a patron of Action Against Cancer. For more information please visit ABFA's website, www.abfa.org.uk.