Local fundraising groups

From coffee mornings and car boot sales to quiz nights and murder mysteries, fundraising’s always more fun as a group!

Last year, our fundraising groups raised an incredible £9.72 million towards life saving research, and as the local face of Cancer Research UK they are absolutely crucial to our progress.

Want to be part of a fun, passionate and innovative team ready and raring to help beat cancer sooner? Get creative with friends, family or colleagues and form your very own fundraising group, or get together with one of our existing groups and join them in the fight. Joining an existing fundraising group

Not sure which groups are already up and running in your local area, or have questions about what they’re getting up to? Give us a call on 08701 60 20 40 to find out more. 

Starting your own fundraising group

Do you have a great fundraising idea   but not sure how to put it into action? Why not get your community on board and set up a fundraising group to share your ideas with others in your area? We'll also support you every step of the way with a dedicated Cancer Research UK contact.

Your group doesn’t have to be huge! Every person, every pound and every hour makes a huge difference, so you’ll have an impact whatever you decide to do.

How we’ll support you

We’ll be on hand to guide and advise you at every stage, and  you’ll receive lots of advice and support from your local Cancer Research UK contact, including:

  • fundraising materials such as banners and balloons 
  • advice on how to set up a variety of fundraising events
  • help with planning a calendar of events 
  • practical advice about licences for street collections and larger raffles
  • advice on promoting your events in your community
  • information on setting up a bank account
  • the opportunity to visit our research laboratories to see how your money helps save lives.

Find out more about starting a group

Looking for inspiration?

Check out our success stories page to read about some of the different and exciting ways that groups and individuals have come together to help beat cancer.


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Fundraising success stories

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See some of the different and inspiring ways people like you have raised money to support us.

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