Do What 'You Can' For Cancer Research

Follow the example of fundraiser Jill Turner

Wimbledon residents are being urged to follow the example of Jill Turner and take up a 'You Can' challenge for Cancer Research UK in November.

The charity is asking people to host their own small fundraising event to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

'You Can' is a free information pack which includes lots of ideas to get you thinking about fundraising ideas. You could organise a charity ball, shave your head, wear something silly at work and ask your company to match your donation, or if you're feeling daring, climb Mount Everest!

Jill Turner (pictured right with husband Richard), aged 38, from Raynes Park, has been an official fundraiser for CRUK since November 2011.

She has already organised two successful 'You Can' events; a local dinner and dance called 'Night 2 Remember', and she climbed The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for her event 'Challenge 2 Remember'.

Jill said: "I just felt I had to do something. In a short space of time, I lost my nan to cancer, my auntie got breast cancer and my best friend got melanoma. So I organised my first charity event and raised £5,000 for Cancer Research UK. This year I raised £2,000. I am already planning for my next 'Night 2 Remember' event next year!"

Jenny Flack , Cancer Research UK's Local Fundraising Manager for South West London said: "Like Jill, anyone can help raise money. It doesn't have to be a big or complicated event. Ride a bike, go for a hike, sing a song, knit-a-thon. It doesn’t matter what you’re good at, there’s a way to raise money and help save lives."

  • Every hour, more than three people are diagnosed with cancer in the Greater London area. Cancer Research UK spent nearly £168 million last year in Greater London on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research. Cancer death rates in South East England have fallen by a quarter in the last twenty years, but there is still so much to do.
  • For further information about Cancer Research UK's work to find out how to support the charity, please call 08701 60 20 40 or visit

April 11, 2014

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