Peter Andre Fund
Cancer Research UK's Peter Andre Fund was established as a way for Peter and his family to remember his brother Andrew, who sadly died of cancer in late 2012.
Last October the Peter Andre Fund announced a fundraising campaign called Pete’s Champions which allows members of the public to carry out their own activities and raise as much as possible for the Cancer Awareness Roadshow. In its first year, nearly £100,000 was raised through the support of generous individuals across the UK which was an incredible achievement.
How you can become a Champion and help beat cancer sooner
Our work at Cancer Research UK is funded solely by donations, so whatever you fundraise makes a huge difference and brings us one step closer to beating cancer sooner.
Pete’s Champions offers you the chance to fundraise in your own way, from zumbathons™ to fancy dress parties or getting sponsored to take on a physical challenge. Champions The campaign runs for 6 months of the year, usually between October/November – March/April. Champions will receive a thank you gift from Pete based on how much they raise by the end of the challenge with everyone who raises £2,000 or over receiving an invitation to a meet and greet with Pete, alongside other special gifts.
Pete’s Champions is currently closed after raising an incredible £42,000 this year but will be re-launching towards the end of the year. Once the campaign is live, to become one of Pete’s Champions visit Pete’s website and register your details. You'll then be able to download a fundraising pack and set up a JustGiving page in order to start raising money to beat cancer sooner!
Know your body, know what’s right for you
The key message of Cancer Research UK's Peter Andre Fund is 'know your body and know what’s right for you'.We know that early diagnosis of cancer saves lives. By visiting communities across the country, the Cancer Awareness Roadshow helps share vital information about cancer.
There are four units around the UK – in North East England, North West England, Scotland and London. The Peter Andre Fund is funding the London unit, helping us talk to hundreds of people every week. Members of the public can speak to cancer awareness nurses about prevention, screening and early detection. They also provide information about local health services, helping people to spot cancer early and reduce their risk of developing cancer.
"Losing Andrew has been devastating for me and my family but through supporting Cancer Research UK we can change the odds for people diagnosed with cancer in the future. Cancer Research UK means so much to me and my brothers and we’ll be doing all we can to help people understand how important it is to know their body and to go straight to their doctor about anything unusual."
Find out more
If you would like to know more about supporting Cancer Research UK's Peter Andre Fund please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.