Putting our region's cancer needs first

Our Story

Funding world-class cancer research that is tailored to our region’s needs has been at the core of our work since 1948 when a group of local people joined forces with one common goal of helping to improve the health of those around them.

They created the Friends of the Liverpool Radium Institute. Made up of 26 dedicated volunteer fundraising groups across the region, they were committed to raising money that would fund life-saving, pioneering research across the North West and North Wales.

Within 15 years, we had funded almost £1 million of cancer research projects and, by 1996, that figure had soared to more than £10million. The money helped to pay for ground-breaking research at hospitals and universities across the region.

Our outreach campaigns help to raise awareness of how to prevent cancer and, importantly, spotting the early signs so that it can be stopped sooner.

There’s no doubt we’ve come a long way but there is still much more to do if we are to achieve a cancer-free future. If you want to be part of our story to make that happen, find out more by clicking here.