#CatchUpWithCancer Appeal

#CatchUpWithCancer Appeal


Raised so far

  • About

Everyone in the UK deserves access to the best cancer treatment and support. But not everyone gets it.

Since 2020, 225,000 cancer patients have waited too long for treatment in England alone. That's why Radiotherapy UK co-founded the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign, to raise the voice of cancer patients and their loved ones.  

By making a regular or one-off donation to us, you will ensure we can continue to speak up for the almost 4 in 10 cancer patients waiting too long for life-saving treatment.

We will use every penny raised to campaign to get cancer patients treated on time and improve their chances of being cured and living longer and better.  

With your support 

Thanks to you, our small team can do big things! Here are some of our recent highlights 

Video: Catch Up With Cancer heads to Westminster for World Cancer Day 

The Russell Family and Catch Up With Cancer

The campaign and petition were launched back in 2020 by Craig and Mandy Russell and Professor Pat Price, chair of Radiotherapy UK.

Craig and Mandy lost their daughter, Kelly Smith, at the age of 31. Her cancer treatment was stopped because of the pandemic and she died just a few weeks later, leaving behind her family and young son. Since then, the Russell family have campaigned tirelessly, urging the government to catch up with cancer. 

Read Kelly's story here

Supported by cancer patients 

Andy Tudor was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017, and now volunteers with Radiotherapy UK.

He said: "I am one of only 12% of people in this country that survive longer than five years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

I got the treatment I needed on time, both surgery and radiotherapy, and everyone deserves the same. It shouldn't be a postcode lottery.

Campaigning with Radiotherapy UK and the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign is something I am very proud to be part of. We are a powerful voice, with the patient at the heart of everything, and the progress we are making is well worth supporting."

Learn more about Catch Up With Cancer and Radiotherapy UK 

Radiotherapy UK registered charity no. 1135902