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Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and is the largest single funder of cancer research in the UK. The charity supports research in all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 3,000 scientists, doctors and nurses in more than 30 towns and cities across the UK.

Today more than 1 in 3 people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their life, but thanks to research deaths from cancer have fallen by 12% over the past decade.

Anyone wanting information on the work of Cancer Research UK (Charity No. 1089464) should visit www.cancerresearchuk.org  for details of how to get involved in either volunteering or fundraising please contact me on 01379 588052.

Louise Cook - Cancer Research UK
Area Volunteer Manager - Suffolk & North Essex

[I know, because I phoned and asked, that 78 to 80% of funds raised by Cancer Research UK go directly on research which is far higher than some charities. I feel that ALL charities should make these figures available - Tony.]