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Where your money goes

You're helping to fund life-saving research

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Our research already helps people living with cancer every single day. With you at the start line, just imagine how far we can go.

Your minimum fundraising target

The Race for Life Fundraising

When you signed up to Race for Life, you pledged to raise at least £50 to help fund our life-changing cancer research.

We’re the only charity taking on more than 200 types of cancer. Your fundraising helps us discover new ways to beat all of them and create a future where everybody can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.


How your money helps us beat cancer

You donate, we discover. Here’s what happens when you give monthly.  

When you make regular donations, we fund long-term research. And when we fund long-term research, we make our biggest breakthroughs.

A reliable income means we can plan ahead and commit to long-term research projects with huge potential to help beat cancer.

Learn more about the impact of monthly donations.

How we decide what research to fund

We're beating over 200 types of cancer. When researchers come to Cancer Research UK with their ideas, we need to decide which projects need our support.

Watch this video to see how we ensure the money you raise funds the science that stands the best chance of making a difference.


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