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 159,000 lives. If we get there a day quicker we’ll save 430. If we get there just one hour quicker we’ll save 18 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

£26or £1 per mile of the full marathon, buys nutrients for cells to grow them in the lab, allowing scientists to find out more than ever before about cancer.

£260the amount we ask each of you to raise, covers the cost of a trial for a day to test new combinations of drugs, to improve treatments for more dads, sons, brothers and grandfathers with prostate cancer.

£550buys a pH meter to create the ideal environment for sensitive experiments which could hold clues to finding new ways to beat cancer, sooner.

£120kwhen we all come together, every £120,000 we raise will cover the cost of a trial for a year to find new ways to treat breast cancer more effectively by testing the benefits of hormone therapy before surgery.

Shine Night Walk 'Where Your Money Goes'

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.