These charities are dear to the team for a number of reasons and we want to raise as much money
as we can for these two wonderful organisations. The cost of the race are substantial however ALL money
donated will be going to support the charities and the cost of the race will be footed by the riders and
the wonderful support crew who will be donating their time (and sleep) to support us in this endeavour.
What we do
We provide care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year.
Our nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And we help people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.
Marie Curie Hospices
Our nine hospices offer round-the-clock, expert care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, both for people staying in the hospices and those who come in for the day to use our services.
Last year, our hospices helped 8,931 people – we’re the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
Marie Curie Helper
Our trained, dedicated Helper volunteers spend up to three hours a week visiting people with a terminal illness, offering companionship, emotional support and practical help with everyday tasks.
Helper volunteers are only available in some areas at the moment, but we’re expanding the service over the next few years so we can offer it across the UK.
We’re a leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses. We incorporate what we learn into the care and support we provide, and share it with others so we can make care better for everyone.
We campaign on behalf of people with a terminal illness and their families, to make sure they can access the high quality care they need when they need it most.
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What we do
Cancer Councils are the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia. In 2014, research grants through Cancer Councils totalled more than $65 million. Cancer Councils directly funded $42.9 million in research, with a further $22.2 million contributed by our research funding partners.
We provide evidence-based, up-to-date information about all aspects of cancer to:
doctors and other health professionals - to help improve prevention, detection and treatment of cancer
cancer patients and the general community - more than 100,000 Australians contact the Cancer Councils for information and advice each year, through Cancer Council 13 11 20.
Cancer Councils coordinate a network of cancer support groups, services and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers.
Our Australia-wide network of health professionals, the Clinical Guidelines Network (CGN) develops guidelines to provide the best evidence based treatment and care for cancer patients. We also work closely with our clinical partner, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia , to ensure recommendations on cancer care incorporate the advice of experienced cancer specialists across the full range of medical and scientific disciplines.
Cancer Council Australia advises government on the needs of our stakeholders and provides an independent voice for improved cancer control policy based on the evidence.
Cancer Council Australia also publishes the National Cancer Prevention Policy which advocates for a concerted and comprehensive national approach to the prevention of cancer. The policy makes specific recommendations for national action by governments and non-government organisations, including programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of cancer.
Our affiliations with national and international cancer organisations help further our shared objectives.
Sun protection products
Cancer Councils market a range of high-quality, affordable sun protection products, including sunscreens, sunglasses, protective clothing, beach shelters and cosmetics with sun protection. Royalties support the activities of the Cancer Councils.
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