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Help Hub topics

Ways to donate

You can donate online, by cheque, or by calling us. Visit our donate page to find out more.

We can’t accept cash donations, except at our charity shops, licensed street collections or supporter-led fundraisers. 

To make a bank transfer (BACs), you'll need to phone us on 0300 123 1022.

Direct Debits

You can set up a Direct Debit to give a regular donation online, or print and post this Direct Debit form.  

You can manage your donation to increase, decrease or cancel your regular donation. Alternatively, you can phone us.

To update your bank details, please phone us on 0300 123 1022.

Donate items

Find out how to donate items to our charity shops, including:  

  • how to arrange a collection of clothes or furniture from your house or office 
  • which items we can and can’t accept 
  • how to find your nearest Cancer Research UK shop 

Gift Aid

You can sign up to Gift Aid on donated money or Retail Gift Aid on donated items

To remove Gift Aid or request a Gift Aid statement, get in touch using your preferred contact method at the bottom of this page and tell us your full name, address and email address. You’ll receive a Gift Aid statement within three working days of your request. If you haven’t received it by then, please tell us via live chat. View our contact details

If you've lost your Gift Aid or Retail Gift Aid number, please contact us by live chat or phone us on 0300 123 1022.

Wills and legacy gifts

Find out how to leave a gift in your Will.

if you need to administer someone else’s Will or pay in a specific legacy gift, read our guidance for Executors. Alternatively, you can phone our Legacy team on 0203 469 8797 or email

Funeral donations and tribute pages

You can pay in money collected at a loved one’s funeral or memorial service online or send a cheque to:
Cancer Research UK 
PO BOX 1561 
Oxford OX4 9GZ 
Please let us know your full name, the name of your loved one, and whether you would like an acknowledgement letter.   

Alternatively, you can give a donation or create a tribute page in memory of a loved one that friends and family can donate to online.

Request a receipt or acknowledgement

To request a receipt or an acknowledgement of a donation, please use live chat or phone us on 0300 123 1022.

Pay in fundraised money

Please check out the Fundraising topic on our Help Hub for information on how to pay in fundraised money.

To request a collection box, please use live chat or phone us on 0300 123 1022

Cancer Research UK lottery

To find your lottery numbers, find out the lottery winners, change or cancel your lottery Direct Debit, and more, check out our Cancer Research UK lottery frequently asked questions

Donate from outside the UK

You can donate from abroad using a credit card or PayPal account. Donations must be in pounds sterling (GBP). 

  • Please use a conversion website to work out the donation amount. 
  • Your credit card company may charge fees for international transactions. 
  • If you’re donating to a fundraising page, your bank controls the transaction and we’re unable to force it to go through. 
  • If you need help, please contact us by live chat.
  • If you would prefer to do a bank transfer, please phone us on 0300 123 1022.

Refund or change donation amount

Please phone us on 0300 123 1022 to change a donation amount or request a refund (you'll be refunded within 10 working days).

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