What is campaigning?
You might not have realised but politics plays a huge role in beating cancer sooner.
Our campaigns aim to influence key decision makers across the whole of the UK and EU to improve early diagnosis, treatments and even to help prevent people developing cancer in the first place.
By sending a donation today, you can make sure cancer remains a political priority. We can and will see real improvements to the lives of the thousands of people affected. Your support is helping us beat cancer sooner.
Our campaign victories
Setting the Standard
Victory: MPs voted in favour of plain, standard cigarette packs by an impressive 367 votes to 113 in March 2015.
Your action: Over 90,000 of you signed petitions, emailed your MP and visited Parliament.
Helped beat cancer because: Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer. Standard packs will help prevent young people from starting smoking, and ultimately save lives.
Test Cancer Sooner
Victory: It was confirmed in the 2015 Spending Review that the NHS will have up to £300m each year up to 2020 to speed up cancer diagnosis.
Your action: Our e-campaigners, Ambassadors, staff and shops collected 24,600 petition signatures in just 6 weeks.
Helped beat cancer because: Survival is more than 3 times higher when cancer is diagnosed early. This funding will improve cancer tests and address staff shortages, saving 1000s of lives.
Cross Cancer Out
Victory: One-third of MPs elected to Parliament after the General Election had pledged their support to improve early diagnosis, increase action to improve best treatment for cancer patients and support our life-saving research.
Your action: Over 16,500 of you either emailed your election candidates or met with your candidates locally.
Helped beat cancer because: 700 candidates, including 144 MPs (22% of the House) supported our campaign. This set a great foundation for building relationships with the new Parliament.
A voice for radiotherapy
Victory: The Government invested £23 million in a Radiotherapy Innovation Fund.
Your action: 36,000 petition signatures collected by our e-campaigners, shops and volunteer Ambassadors, were handed in to the then Prime Minister.
Helped beat cancer because: More patients will get access to advanced, targeted radiotherapy treatment.
Protecting children from sunbed damage
Victory: The Government introduced laws across the UK restricting access to sunbeds to over 18s, following our campaign in 2010.
Your action: 1,300 volunteer Ambassadors emailed their MPs and we also had public support from key MPs and celebrities.
Helped beat cancer because: The most common cancer in young people aged 15-34 is malignant melanoma (the most dangerous form of skin cancer). These laws will protect a generation of children from the damages caused by sunbeds.
Help us achieve more campaigning victories by donating now. Your support is helping us beat cancer sooner.