Your Captains’ Charities for 2021 are
Cancer Research UK (Michael) and Caring Together (Cherie)
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive.
Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.
Our strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.
Tackling all cancers
We want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world. We’re focusing our efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.
We’ll continue to support research into all types of cancer and across all age groups. And we’re keeping our focus on understanding the biology of cancer so we can use this vital knowledge to save more lives.
We’re increasing our research in key areas such as early diagnosis, and hard-to-treat cancers including lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours.
We’re developing new tests, surgery and radiotherapy techniques, and cancer drugs. We want to personalise prevention, screening and treatment and bring benefits to patients sooner.
To help accelerate progress, we’ll be investing an additional £50 million a year into new funding schemes for our researchers. These will encourage collaboration and innovation, and support research tackling some of the biggest scientific challenges in cancer research.
Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer and we’ll work towards the day when no one in the UK smokes – in particular by protecting children and helping people to quit.
We’ll campaign for the best cancer services in all parts of the UK, and give more people the chance to join the fight against cancer.
But we can’t achieve our mission alone. We rely on our dedicated scientists, doctors and nurses, and the generosity of our supporters across the UK. With your help, we can beat cancer sooner.
Help for carers from Caring Together
Caring Together is a network partner of Carers Trust and has grown significantly over the past ten years, providing more services and more help for family carers and their families across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.
In 2017-18, Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk provided support to over 12,000 people including individual breaks for carers of adults, young carers and families of children with disabilities.
We are the leading local fully Care Quality Commission compliant organisation providing respite care specifically for family carers.
We help family carers through:
quality respite care so they can leave their loved one to go shopping, go to the hairdressers or just have a rest, company, outings and personal and social care
groups for all ages, including carers groups, young carers and short breaks for disabled children and young people, including those with autism and ASD.
Across the UK, Carers Trust Network Partners employ over 7,500 trained professionals who work with over 514,500 individuals and their families, helping family carers make a life of their own outside caring.
Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666), the Isle of Man (1103) and Jersey (247). A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales (4325234) and the Isle of Man (5713F). Registered address: 2 Redman Place, London, E20 1JQ.
Caring Together Charity (known as Caring Together)
Photos © Caring Together and Carers Trust
Charity Registration Number 1091522
Registered in England and Wales Number 4379948