“During my treatment my nurse told me about the charity, Dimbleby Cancer Care, which offer free complementary therapy. I was carrying around a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders since the diagnosis and had been told to avoid massage but going there was a godsend and the four massage and reflexology sessions boosted my energy and morale and made me feel so much better in myself.”

Sarah, 32

Dimbleby Cancer Care really saved my life. They don’t cure cancer: that’s not their aim. They just simply take your hand and they walk you through it which, when you’re in the eye of the storm, is just what you need.”

Frazer, 30

“It was then that I first heard about the charity, Dimbleby Cancer Care. After having such a bad reaction to the chemotherapy drugs I was admitted to hospital, it was then that I was given one of the charity’s special pillows. It was this simple gesture of kindness that meant so much to me as well as the added comfort of using it. The fact that someone cared and was looking after me really perked me up –  I still have it on my bed.”

Kim, 59

“I tried Dimbleby Cancer Care first. I took comfort from them being in ‘my hospital’ and I liked that I could just drop in (I could back out at any minute, no harm done!). Courage took me as far as the advice centre and the nurse on duty before giving way. Then, instead of words, tears came. She didn’t flinch, and when I was ready to talk she listened without judgement. The relief was overwhelming.”

Kate, 38

Dimbleby Cancer Care provides practical and psychological support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. The charity was set up in 1966 in memory of renowned broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s Cancer Centre, London. Its mission is to help make life better for people facing cancer in the UK today.

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Dimbleby Cancer Care

Who We Are

Dimbleby Cancer Care provides practical and psychological support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. The charity was set up in 1966 in memory of renowned broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s Cancer Centre, London. Its mission is to help make life better for people facing cancer in the UK.

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What We Do

We help make life better for people living with cancer in three key ways: through our online directory of support services cancercaremap.org; through our Information and Support centres; and through the Dimbleby Cancer Care Research Fund.

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Fundraising

Dimbleby Cancer Care receives no government funding and relies solely on public donations. There are lots of ways you can get involved to help us raise money – whether you take on our annual Walk50 challenge, organise a DimbleTea with your friends and family, or sign up for a local marathon or cycle challenge, get in touch and we’ll support your fundraising every step of the way.

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Cancer Care Map

By 2020, one in two people in the UK will have had cancer in their lifetime. While many more people can now live with and beyond cancer, it remains difficult for patients, friends and family, carers and clinicians to find out about local organisations that can support the health and well-being of those living with cancer. cancercaremap.org is our response to that challenge.

Launched by Dimbleby Cancer Care in February 2018, cancercaremap.org is an online directory putting you in touch with the care and support services available to you in your area to help you during and beyond cancer treatment.

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How you can help

There are lots of ways you can get involved. Whatever you do, you will be helping us make life better for people living in the UK today. We are a very small team based in London and as well as donations, we are always looking for Volunteers to help us with our Events and Collection days, and to take on fundraising challenges. To find out more click below.

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52
years at the forefront of cancer care
11,400,000
spent on cancer care in the UK since 1987
42,000
raised at our World's Greatest Quiz 2018
10,000
people helped each year at Guy's Cancer Centre

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