How we fundraise
We receive no government funding for our life-saving research so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
With the inspiring generosity and commitment of our supporters we've helped double survival rates in the last 40 years and are bringing forward the day when all cancers are cured. With you, we can speed up the progress and create even more tomorrows.
How much money do we raise?
In 2011/12 our supporters raised a staggering £432 million. And, while this is a fantastic figure, every single pound really does count – nine out of ten donations we receive are for £10 or less. Whatever the size of your donation, we promise to spend it wisely and ensure at least 80 per cent is spent on our work to beat cancer.
How your donations are beating cancer
Did you know that our supporters fund over half of all cancer research done in the UK, including the life-saving work of over 4,000 world-class scientists, doctors and nurses?
In 2011/12 alone we spent £332 million on research in institutes, hospitals and universities across the country. We also spent £16 million on influencing health policies, and on raising awareness of cancer risks and symptoms by providing information to people affected by cancer.
Around 40 per cent of our annual research activity is on lab studies into the biology of cancer. And we're winning the fight. Every year we’re discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments and getting closer to cures.
Why we must do more
Despite all this good news, more than 1 in 3 of us will develop cancer and with our ageing population this statistic is getting worse. Every year we receive potentially life-saving research proposals that we simply can't afford to fund. That's why we can't rest. That's why we need to up our fundraising efforts – we must make sure that the day when we cure all cancers is sooner, rather than later. Why not look into how you can get involved with fundraising or support us in other ways?