Be Inspired - In their words...
Read about some of our amazing fundraisers success stories!
Three Comrades Take on Cancer
Two friends, Jamie Boyd and George Jerram, and I embarked on the biggest challenge of our lives by running the oldest endurance race in the world...Read on
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...Read on
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...Read on
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...Read on
The Bernice Cowen Memorial Fund
More than 400 people attended the recent Bernice Cowen Charitable Trust quiz evening, helping to raise £7,000 for Action Against Cancer. This follows on from two golf days held in Bernice's memory, which were both oversubscribed by friends...Read on
Ashling, family and friends go the distance for Action Against Cancer!
My family and I were all very saddened and shocked when our mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. As I'm sure is the same with everybody...Read on
Stewart's Half Marathon Challenge
My auntie has battled stoically with cancer for a number of years now. I wanted to do something to show my support to her whilst helping to support the leading lights...Read on
Cathy's coffee and cakes for AAC!
I was inspired when I read about the groundbreaking cancer drug development programmes conducted by Professor Stebbing and his team. I have two young children and want their future to...Read on
100km Thames Path Challenge!
A small group of Mums from Thomas’s Clapham came up with the crazy plan to take part in the Thames Path Challenge – a 100km walk along the Thames towpath from Putney to Henley...Read on
Barbara and Bet take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks!
My dear friend Bet and I decided to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in 12 hours in support of Action Against Cancer, since we both have friends and family who have been affected by cancer...Read on
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...Read on
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...Read on
Bob's Super Supper in aid of Action Against Cancer
I was initially introduced to the charity by Professor Justin Stebbing, who was treating me for liver cancer. I wanted to know more, so asked Justin to give me an overview of the charity...Read on
Tracey's horsing about for Action Against Cancer!
I decided to do two in hand dressage demonstrations with my horses, with all proceeds going to Action Against Cancer, in support of my best friend. I felt that the best...Read on
Sharon's marching mums! (and Amy's 'name the dog' competition)
When my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year the experience felt life changing. He had never been ill a day in his life, so to be told he had...Read on
Lots more inspirational stories
Even more inspiration stories can be found in our News and Events section...Read on