Working with

1 in 2 people will get cancer

in their lifetime*
(*born after 1960)

We are the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research

We've spent

£442million on research

in 2018/19

In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled - today half will surive

We are funding research into

over 200 types of cancer

Our research has played a role in developing 8 of the world's top 10 cancer drugs

Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

Meet the
Cancer Research
UK team

Emma Hallas Cancer Research UK staff
Emma Hallas Ultra Events Partnership Manager

"I'm so inspired by every single person that signs up to take part in an Ultra Event. Each and every one of you is playing your part in the fight against cancer.

Me and my team are here to help you at every step of your fundraising journey. Thank you so much for your support!"

Laura Blackwell Cancer Research UK staff
Laura Blackwell Ultra MMA

"Having taken part in Ultra White Collar Boxing myself I have huge respect for every one taking part in an Ultra Event. Stepping out of your comfort zone to join the fight against cancer is pretty incredible! Thank you so much for supporting Cancer Research UK."

Emily Thompson Cancer Research UK staff
Emily Thompson Ultra Comedy, Ultra Darts,
Ultra Adventures

"I love supporting Ultra Events participants, they are truly exceptional and determined. All of the participants give it their all, both in training and fundraising and really are making a difference for people with cancer. I've been so inspired, I'm taking part in the Ultra Adventures trip to Kilimanjaro in 2020!"

Katie Martin Cancer Research UK staff
Katie Martin Ultra Ballroom

"The huge amount that Ultra Events have raised so far is outstanding. I have been working for Cancer Research UK since 2012, I have never been so in awe. Ultra Ballroom's participants are so motivated and energised in their fundraising.

Thank you for helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."

Laura Redman Cancer Research UK staff
Laura Redman UWCB

"I look after all the wonderful Ultra White Collar Boxing participants and love it! Get in touch if I can help with fundraising hints, tips, ideas or general support.

The amount of money raised by the Ultra Events participants is truely incredible - thank you all"

Together we will beat cancer

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