What are the activities of Cancer Research UK? Cancer Research UK relies on the generosity of the public to fund its life-saving research and it needs support more now than ever. We raise funds through donations, gifts in Wills, community fundraising and events, corporate partnerships, and our retail chain of over 600 shops.
What is the history of Cancer Research UK? Cancer Research UK was formed 20 years ago, in 2002. However, our history goes back much further, to 1902, with the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Thanks to supporters like you, our pioneering work into how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer has benefitted millions of lives over the past 120 years.
How does Cancer Research UK fundraise? This was raised through: Donations (£192 million) – Donations included regular gifts, major donations and money raised by local fundraising groups and corporate partners. Legacies (£182 million) – Over 6,000 people left a gift to Cancer Research UK in their will.
Is Cancer Research UK the biggest charity? Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest independent cancer research charity, and the single biggest charitable funder of research at The Institute of Cancer Research.