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Take a kilted walk towards starting cancer cures

Posted: 2nd March 2021

How to get involved

Grab your boots, dust off your kilt, and leave your boxers on the dresser as Worldwide Cancer Research gets ready for the walking event of the year. Yes, it’s Kiltwalk time! This year’s virtual Kiltwalk Weekend is set for April 23rd – 25th and is shaping up to be a cracker. So, if you fancy stretching your lockdown legs and raising much-needed money for a great cause, then we’d love you to support us by visiting our Just Giving page.

Scroll down to learn more about the incredible impact your generosity will have on changing people’s lives forever.

Worldwide Cancer Research

We want to thank you for taking the first step.

Generous people like you give hope to millions affected by cancer. Your kindness has the power to start new cancer cures and help stop the suffering caused by cancer.

We’re a UK charity, but we search the world for cancer cures. Together, we can back the brightest minds on their quests to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

When you support Worldwide Cancer Research, you instantly become part of our worldwide family with a joint commitment, a shared spirit and bold ambition to end suffering.

The lives you’ll save

Elinor Hamilton’s world fell apart when her husband, Phil, was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. With less than a 16% chance of survival, he sadly passed away.

Elinor, with Phil and her two sons

Then four months later, Elinor was diagnosed with breast cancer – stage three – like Phil.

For the second time, cancer had turned her world upside down. She had to manage early widowhood and reassure her two young boys that mummy wasn’t going to die as well.

Thanks to advances in cancer research, she was one of the lucky ones. Her children didn’t lose another parent.

While we’ve made major breakthroughs, with over 200 types of cancer, there is still so much more to be done.

Worldwide Cancer Research relies entirely on donations from kind people like you to start lifesaving research that finds new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – giving families more time together.

Thank you so much for your support– it means the world.


Neil Woodley

Head of Philanthropic & Partnership Development

Worldwide Cancer Research


Sign up for tax-free Payroll Giving and help support groundbreaking cancer research by donating directly from your salary or pension. For more info, email or call 0300 777 7910 to speak to a team member.

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