Celebrating our volunteers

Thanks to the support of thousands of volunteers we’ve made huge advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

Our collective force of over 40,000 volunteers is vital to our success. They donate their time to:

  • help run our shops,
  • fundraise, campaign and raise awareness in our communities,
  • support our events,
  • offer their skills to projects across the charity and much more.

Flame of Hope Awards

Our annual national Flame of Hope Volunteering Awards celebrate our most inspiring volunteers.

Since 2003 we have presented over 900 Flame of Hope awards to thank the committed individuals who give their time and energy to help beat cancer sooner.

Nominations are now open for 2017!

Nominate right now

What the winners say

Hear from some of our 2016 winners:

I find it difficult to put into words just how much I enjoyed my day at the Flame of Hope awards. I feel so honoured and humbled to have been chosen for my award, especially for something that I love doing. All the volunteers have the same aim in life -to find a cure for cancer. I feel sure, with the efforts of our brilliant scientists at CRUK, that wonderful day cannot be far off.


Even though I was the last person to receive my award I felt as if I was the first. I felt that the congratulations I received were so genuine.


It was Awesome! We were made to feel really special. Thank you for making it such a memorable occasion.

Debbie, Volunteer of the Month - December 2016

"There’s no secret to being a great volunteer, I just try to make our customers laugh which keeps them coming back to buy more!"


Volunteer of the Month

Do you know a volunteer who has been particularly brilliant recently? Why not nominate them to be our next Volunteer of the Month? Simply email VOTM@cancer.org.uk and tell us how the volunteer has made a real impact in 200 words or less!

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