1. Race for Life
  2. After your event
  3. Return your sponsorship

Return your sponsorship

How to pay in your money

At the finish line of Pretty Muddy

You've done it! You've completed your Race for Life. So make sure you return all the money you've raised as this is beating cancer.

Here are the many ways you can return your sponsorship money to us:

Need another sponsorship form?

If you've misplaced your sponsorship form or need another then you can download one here:

Gift Aid

If you have a JustGiving page then Gift Aid will automatically be added to your total.

If you are paying your sponsorship online, by phone or cheque then we can only claim Gift Aid if we also have your sponsorship form. By sending in your sponsorship form, we will be able to claim at least an extra 25% to every donation at no extra cost to you or your sponsors.

Please send your sponsorship forms to the address above.

Sponsorship Frequently Asked Questions

The different ways you can return your sponsorship are listed further up this page.

Payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Via the Hotline

Using credit or debit cards. If you are paying over the phone, please return your sponsorship form to us and make a note on the form to advise that you have already paid your money over the phone so that Gift Aid can be claimed.

The cards we accept are: MasterCard, Switch/Maestro, Visa, and Electron.

Cheques should be made to “Cancer Research UK”. *Please note that cheques made payable to “Race for Life” can be accepted but the preferred option is “Cancer Research UK”.

IMPORTANT: You must also ensure you send in your sponsorship form in order for us to claim gift aid on your sponsorship money.

Sponsorship forms must also be returned to:

Race for Life

PO Box 1579



  • COMING SOON - Payment Online using a Credit or Debit Card.

Race for Life accepts the following payments:

  • Cheques
  • Postal Orders
  • CAF Vouchers
  • Other Charity Vouchers
  • Foreign cheques

4-6 weeks at peak times: 1 week for the cheque to be received and sent to the bank, a further 5-7 days for the cheque to clear in the back, and a further 2 weeks for a thank you to be sent out.

At peak times it can take up to 4-6 weeks for cheques to be processed, if the cheque has not been cashed after 6 weeks, you may need to cancel the cheque and re-issue it.

We do encourage our participants to send their sponsorship back to us as soon as possible so that the money can be put towards our live-saving work quickly. However, there is no strict cut off as to when you should send your sponsorship money back to us and we welcome donations all year round.

How your money is beating cancer

We receive no Government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money that you raise through sponsorship. It is from the support through events like Race for Life that helps us continue our groundbreaking work and help more people survive cancer.

Cancer Research UK scientist, Professor Richard Gilbertson is one is one of the world's leading childhood brain tumour experts. This video shows some of his latest research on the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that can lead to a cell developing into cancer.

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