Raise money

Raise money for life-saving research

Thanks to supporters like you, we have saved millions of lives through research into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. Every second counts, so it’s critical that we raise as much as possible to continue this progress.

We will beat cancer. If we get there a year quicker, we’ll save 163,000 lives. If we get there a day quicker we’ll save 450. If we get there just one hour quicker we’ll save 19 lives.

Return your sponsorship

If you have already set up an online fundraising page, we will receive the money you raise automatically. If you have raised money using the sponsorship form in your pack, you can pay in the money you raised by phone using your debit/credit card – call us on 0300 123 6624 or send us a cheque made payable to “Cancer Research UK” to:

Shine Night Walk
Cancer Research UK
PO Box 1561

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can increase by at least 25% under the Gift Aid scheme – at no additional cost to you!

Set up your online fundraising page

Setting up and sharing an online fundraising page is the quickest and easiest way to start your fundraising

  • It's quick to set up and simple to use
  • You can fundraise on your own or as part of a group
  • Your friends and family can sponsor you easily online 
  • You can keep track of donations


Set up your fundraising page

£10buys a new bulb for our microscopes to illuminate new ways to beat cancer, sooner. Our scientists are using this kit to shed light on how the defensive forces of the body turn ‘double agent’ and help a tumour to spread.

£120protects our superhero scientists from dangerous biohazards as they battle against cancer in our specialised laboratories like in Glasgow.

£550buys one next generation DNA sequencing experiment, to read part of the genetic blueprint of a cell’s DNA! This research tool is at the forefront of revolutionary science and life-saving discoveries.

£1000could kit out a fresh-faced PhD student at our Glasgow Centre with everything they need to begin beating cancer. This kick-starts training for researchers who could be making breakthroughs of the future.

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Get creative with your fundraising

Find hidden treasures

Two people dressing up

Gather up your unwanted clothes, books and toys to sell them at a car-boot sale. Or arrange a clothes-swap with friends and ask for a donation to take part. 

Put your oven gloves on

A row of cakes

Channel your inner Mary Berry and hold a Bake Off or bake sale. Ask for a donation to enter or to vote for a winner. And if baking’s not your thing, get crafty making jewellery or gifts to sell.

Hold a themed event

Pub quiz

Organise a quiz night, fundraising dinner or themed day at your office and ask everyone to make a donation to take part. 

Have some other great fundraising ideas?

You can also download lots of tools to help you reach your fundraising target.
Download an extra sponsorship form