Social enterprise supports Cancer Research UK to boost Covid-19 funding loss

Spectrum Community Health CIC, one of the first health social enterprises to spin out of the NHS, has partnered with Cancer Research UK in a move that should hopefully help the charity to claw back what it estimates is a multi-million-pound shortfall in donations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of its Charity of the Year initiative, Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris OBE will be attempting to climb ‘10 Peaks in 10 Days’ starting on Friday 18th June. The strenuous challenge will see Dr Harris traverse ten of…

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Tesco and Race for Life celebrate 20 years in partnership as Tesco turns pink

This year, Tesco is celebrating 20 years in partnership with Cancer Research UK’ s Race for Life. Since the partnership began, more than 360,000 Tesco colleagues have taken part in a Race for Life event, raising millions to help fund the charity’s life-saving research. Today sees the start of ‘Tesco Turns Pink’, the supermarket’s national annual fundraiser, which runs for three days and sees thousands of Tesco colleagues from across the UK raise money for Cancer Research UK. Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of…

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Cancer Research UK launches its new equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

The world’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has launched its first charity-wide Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy, outlining the charity’s commitments and setting out the immediate actions that it will take to improve, accelerate progress and change. This new EDI strategy brings focus to Cancer Research UK’s efforts to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and is a key priority for the charity in its fight against cancer.  The overall vision of the charity’s EDI strategy is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in the work it does. The strategy will touch on all aspects of the charity’s work.  Michelle Mitchell OBE, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “At Cancer Research UK, we…

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Cancer Research UK encourage you to join the Race for Life at Home straight from your living room

With Race for Life events postponed until the Autumn, Cancer Research UK is encouraging the nation to keep active and united by signing up for Race for Life at Home, in partnership with Tesco. There are three ways supporters can take part, with options for everybody to get involved in their own way, donating to the cause where they can. From a family dance off in the garden, to a HIIT workout in the living room – there is no right or wrong way to do a Race for Life…

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Tesco launches Dance Beats fundraiser with three leading UK health charities

Tesco has launched a major national fundraising campaign to support the life-changing work of its three national health charity partners – Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. With cancer, heart and circulatory diseases and diabetes accounting for more than half of all deaths in the UK, Tesco has launched Dance Beats to support the life-changing work of its three national health charity partners – Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK Throughout June and July, Dance Beats will bring the nation together to…

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