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
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
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
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
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
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.
Jack Cook, with friends Simon, Richard and Tom, ran the Yeovil Half Marathon 26 March raising some £4,000 for our work on Just Giving. The motivation was simple: in mid February Jack’s father was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains, diagnosed as an advanced stage of CUP affecting his liver, pancreas, spleen and lungs. From left to right – Tom, Jack, Lee, Richard, Simon,Read more
Final Fundraising Events of 2016 6th Nov – Helen Gazzola held a 70th birthday party for her Mum Sheila. Sheila has CUP and kindly asked for donations to CUP Foundation in lieu of presents. Thank you Sheila. 12th Nov – Elaine Cruickshank, who’s husband died of CUP in June, held an afternoon tea and raised £1500. 19th Nov – Trustee PhilippaRead more
CUP CNS Helen Rickards completed the Chester Marathon on Sunday raising £1,200. A first time Marathon runner, Helen was 26th female for her age category. Picture shows her at the finishing line wearing our new CUP t-shirt and sporting her finishers medal.
Many thanks to all those who entered into awareness-raising as part of our 10xMore campaign during Awareness Week. There was considerable activity on Facebook where many new people were reached with the message. We leave the last word this year to Dr Harpreet Wasan of our Advisory Board who is also the Principal Investigator for the CUP-One trial: ‘Awareness week isRead more