Updating you on our shops

Two shop volunteers in masks socially distancing on the shop floor

This week marks both the re-opening of our shops in Wales, and the first full week of our shop closures in England, following the introduction of national lockdowns. Our shops in Scotland and Northern Ireland remain open, though restrictions continue to affect lives there too.

COVID-19 has slowed us down, but we will never stop in our mission to beat cancer. So far this year, thanks to the amazing commitment and dedication of our staff and volunteers across the UK, our shops have made £3.5m more than we expected to in the circumstances. And your support of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign has been magnificent! We couldn’t be more proud.

It’s very hard to close so many of our shops, even for a short while. Whether or not we’re together in a shop, it’s important you know that we’re here for you. Below, you’ll find information below about free online training about cancer and reminders about where to find support. Where shops are closed, our customers can continue shopping with us online at cruk.org/shop.

We'll provide another update at the end of November. For now, thank you for your ongoing support, and take care.

Thank you for Standing Up To Cancer!

Image of girl in mask holding a teddy bear

At the end of a very different Stand Up To Cancer campaign, we’re celebrating our amazing shop floor heroes across the UK.

Your incredible fundraising has blown us away. From shop floor static cycles, to community treasure hunts, and disco dancing on the high street – you've raised over £460,000 for vital research!

You've also embraced new online collections in place of your usual face to face ones, raising £11,000!

Conversations that could save lives

As a Cancer Research UK volunteer, friends, family, and even total strangers may open up to you about their cancer experience. But talking about cancer and health can be tough. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. We're offering you the chance to access free training which will help.

This free online course draws on the knowledge of Cancer Research UK experts to help you feel more knowledgeable and confident. Learning is through quizzes, articles, discussions and videos with conversational dos and don’ts.

You’ll find out how to encourage people to make healthy changes, access local services or visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body. You’ll also learn about how people can reduce their risk of cancer and the difference spotting cancer early can make.

It takes around three hours and you can access the course any time, at your own pace. It's completely optional. If you'd like more information, please visit the website.

We’re still here for you

Male nurse wearing a telephone headset

People with cancer and their families might feel especially worried about the coronavirus outbreak. Even though many of our shops are closed, remember that help and support are still available.

For support and advice on coping with worry and anxiety during this time you can visit our dedicated ‘coronavirus and cancer’ webpages. Or for any questions about cancer you can call our nurse freephone helpline on 0808 800 4040. The team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Cancer Chat Forum

Connect with other people affected by cancer

Talk to our cancer nurses

Questions about cancer? Call freephone 9 to 5 Monday to Friday

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While shops are closed, why not shop online?

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