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06 Apr 2018

An opportunity to dust off your hiking boots and ‘Just Walk’ for charity on Saturday 12 May 2018. This is a chance to raise awareness and funds for our work while enjoying some fantastic countryside. How: Visit: https://www.just-walk.co.uk When: Saturday, 12th May 2018 Where: Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester (start & finish) and across the breathtaking South Downs in Sussex What: 10k,Read more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
20 Feb 2018

Paul Barker worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds after his CUP diagnosis. His family and friends are continuing his annual golf day, on what would have been his 50th birthday,  in Cambridgeshire on 20th April 2018. Golfers and others do please give it your support! Paul Barker’s Golf Day  2018_Flyer

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
22 Jan 2018

World Cancer Day on 4 February is an opportunity to reflect. A time to reflect on those who have lost their lives to an ‘unknown’ cancer and their surviving loved ones, who may well remain angry and feel that they were failed in the absence of a more treatable ‘known’ cancer diagnosis; and an opportunity to think of those undergoingRead more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
15 Dec 2017

Thanks to the endeavors of our many fundraisers and donors, over many years, we have been able to contribute £100,000 towards a trial to see whether immunotherapy treatment will have a beneficial impact in treating CUP patients. The first trial of its kind -possibly in the world – is scheduled to start recruiting patients in London in early Spring 2018.Read more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
01 Nov 2017

In the 3 months since our last update our supporters have excelled themselves. The events have been coming around thick and fast and the fundraising has been amazing: • Sept 10th: Andrew Robertson, a great friend of Paul Barker, took part in the Great North Run. The funds he raised added to Paul’s fundraising effort • Sept 10th: Claire BirdRead more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
27 Oct 2017

Nina Spencer organises a golf day in October in memory of her husband and this year arranged for golf balls with a CUP logo. She also provided our leaflets to raise awareness of CUP.  Her golf day raised £861.60 which has been matched by Derby company, AG Software. Hitting CUP accurately is what we want to do until we canRead more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
03 Aug 2017

Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters who have completed challenges and raised money for us since our last update: May 19th: Paul Barker’s Fifth Annual Golf Day took place. Lots of cupcakes were eaten and a fantastic £2050 was raised May 27th: Mary Parfitt was asked by her friend Paul Barker to take on the challenge of abseilingRead more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
01 Jun 2017

We have been a charity for ten years. To mark this, the Director has written a paper reviewing the past ten years of CUP as well as looking forward. The full paper full paper is 12 pages and aimed at those wanting a comprehensive overview. An abbreviated paper of 4 pages is probably more suitable for fundraising, and general public awareness-raising,Read more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
27 Apr 2017

Our supporters have started off 2017’s fundraising and awareness raising efforts at a cracking pace. Here are the events that have taken place since our last update: – In February Chris Treacher cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and raised £164 – March 12th: Sacha Skerton took part in the Vitality North London Half Marathon. She was running inRead more

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags
10 Apr 2017

The Early Diagnosis team for ‘Transforming Cancer Services’ in London is looking for someone with CUP experience (patient or carer) to join a working group to look at guidelines for the delivery of diagnostic services for people thought to have Cancer of Unknown Primary. Please contact us if you are in London and might be interested.

Category Supporters AuthorJohn Symons Tags