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Make a donation

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Even if you can’t take part in a Race for Life event this year, you can make a donation to Cancer Research UK. Your donation will enable us to prevent, diagnose and treat all 200 types of cancer.

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Where your money goes

We receive no government funding, so whatever you can give really will make a difference. Watch this video to find out more about what your money can do.  


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Gift Aid your donation

Tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer. Gift Aid can increase the value of your donation by at least 25% – at no additional cost to you. Don't forget to leave a message of support when you make your donation.

Please note that if you are donating on behalf of a group, company, or someone else, then we cannot claim Gift Aid on the donation.

Other ways to donate

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By post

Please send a cheque payable to "Cancer Research UK" to:

Race for Life
PO Box 1579

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By phone

Call us on 0300 123 0770 and make a donation with your debit or credit card.

Donating via social media

Did you know that you can donate to Race for Life via social media?

With donation tools available on Facebook and Instagram, it's never been easier to raise money for Race for Life, and help contribute to Cancer Research UK's life-saving research.



You can ask your friends and family to support Race for Life and donate to our life-saving research via Facebook.

All you need to do is go to ‘Create post’ and select the ‘Support charity’ option from the drop-down menu. Search for ‘Cancer Research UK Race for Life’ and it will add a donate button to your post. Share your reasons for taking part in Race for Life in the post to encourage your friends and family to make a donation.



There’s now a brand new Donation sticker on Instagram Stories that you can use to encourage your followers to donate so that we can continue our ground-breaking work.

Watch the below video to see how you can add the sticker to your Story and help beat cancer.


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