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What your donation does

York Against Cancer relies on donations from people like you. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to fund our support, treatment or lifesaving research for those affected by cancer.

We collect funds through our:

  • Shops in  Huntington and at York Hospital, as well as online (all profits go to York Against Cancer)
  • Fundraising events raised by you
  • Legacy donations
  • Monthly, quarterly, yearly or one-off donations
  • Corporate sponsorships.

All of this is given back to the community, to help those affected by cancer. Here are just a few of the ways that your donation is helping.





Stress relief at York Hospital

We also recognise the benefits of complementary therapy. Your donations help to fund sessions at York Hospital which offer much needed stress relief, such as aromatherapy and Indian head massage.

Better access to healthcare

Getting to your cancer treatment isn’t always easy. That’s why we offer two services to help those undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy:

Lifesaving research

Last but by no means least, York Against Cancer believes in the power of research to stop this disease once and for all. In 1992, we opened the Jack Birch Unit at the University of York, which has been instrumental in finding landmark discoveries for bladder cancer. In 2019, we committed to a £1.3 million five-year investment plan to take this even further.

We also donated £35,000 of dermatoscopes to local GPs in the York area to help them diagnose skin cancer.

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