Our chosen charity is Cancer Research UK. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity’s own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.
Cancer Research UK’s work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.
All the money raised at the Lyme Regis Great Christmas Pudding Race will go to Cancer Research UK. Each team entered is given the target of raising £300 in sponsorship, to enter a team click here.
To find out more about our chosen charity visit the Cancer Research UK website by clicking here.