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

Return your sponsorship

How to pay in your money

Race for Life finish line

You've done it! You've completed your Race for Life. Make sure you return all the money you've raised - every penny helps us to beat cancer.

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

Text to donate

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Just £10 can make a difference - play your part

Donate £10 now, by texting RACE10 to 70200, to make a one-off donation.

It couldn't be easier to donate your money towards Cancer Research UK's life-saving research. 

Last year, 240,000 people didn't return any money - if everyone had raised just £10 each, that's £2.4 million that could've been raised to help beat cancer.

Need another support form?

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

The Race for Life Support Form 2019

Gift Aid

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

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

Please send your support forms to the address above.

Fundraising FAQs

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 fundraising 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 fundraising 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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