Celebrating the achievements of our volunteers


You're amazing!

For every member of staff working at Cancer Research UK, we have at least seven volunteers volunteering their time or fundraising for us.

We simply couldn't do the work we do without your support. Thanks to you, we are helping to save lives. 

Below are just a few examples of the incredible achievements of our volunteers from across the charity.


The Flame of Hope Awards

Flame of Hope trophy

The Flame of Hope Awards are Cancer Research UK's annual awards, celebrating the achievements of some of our most outstanding and inspiring volunteers. Since 2003, we have presented nearly 2,000 awards to thank the committed individuals who give their time and energy to help beat cancer.

Find out more about the Flame of Hope awards

Our supporters recognised in the King's New Years Honours in 2024

Text reads 'New Years Honours 2024'

A huge congratulations to volunteers John MacKintosh and Archie Bingham for being recognised in the 2024 King’s New Year’s Honours list! John has volunteered at our shop in Elgin for 26 years, alongside his own fundraising, and Archie has chaired the Newcastle and Mourne local fundraising committee since 2009. Both have been awarded British Empire Medals for their service.

A big thank you!


Our staff would like to say a HUGE thank you for everything you do to support our life-saving work. To do this, we've put together a video with some of our team (plus special guests!). 

Watch now