Hope Against Cancer kicks off its 20th anniversary year with a commitment to provide a minimum of £1m in additional funding and treatment over the next five years.
Founded in 2003, Rutland and Leicestershire charity, Hope Against Cancer, is devoted to cancer research. Over the past 20 years, the charity has funded over 100 research projects and in 2012, opened the Hope Cancer Trails Centre. This centre has seen over 30,000 attendances since launching and is where the people in the region can receive the most advanced therapies and techniques.
The team are also launching a fundraising initiative this year to get both local businesses and the general public involved in supporting and celebrating the charity throughout 2023.
Hope Against Cancer receives no governmental funding.
Every penny raised is invested locally. Since its foundation in 2003, the small but mighty Hope Against Cancer team has raised £8m directly. This has resulted in successful projects going on to attract many millions more in further funding from external sources. A minimum of £1m of additional funding has also been committed over the next five years – a decision made by the board of trustees at the start of 2023, as part of the 20th anniversary initiatives.
The Leicestershire charity also wants to use this year to raise awareness and the pioneering work it supports in the development of life-enhancing and life-saving cancer treatment therapies and techniques. Part of this awareness drive will see the team encouraging local businesses and individuals to take part in the “20in23 Challenge”, kicking off with the “Trail of Hope Weekend” on the 9th – 11th June 2023.
Hope Against Cancer’s Chief Executive, Nigel Rose, comments: “I am very proud to be part of the Hope Against Cancer team and to be celebrating 20 years of incredible achievements. To see first-hand the impact our charity has had, and continues to have, on so many lives is the reason we all keep going – we do the fighting so that our patients can do more living.
“I’m very much looking forward to supporting the “20in23 Challenge” come to life and seeing how creative people can be when it comes to their challenges! Whether its walking 20 laps of your local park, or baking 20 cakes to sell, every penny raised, and every challenge completed – no matter how big or small – will help to spread awareness of Hope and our ongoing work and commitment.”
To find out more about the “20in23 Challenge” and the “Trail of Hope Weekend”, please visit https://www.hopeagainstcancer.org.uk/20in23
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