January Newsletter

January newsletter

With World cancer Day on 4th February, it is important to celebrate the ground-breaking research into cancer immunotherapy treatments, if you live locally please look out for our article in VantagePoint magazine – or read it here (link to article).

We always like to give our readers an update on the research progress and we’re pleased to say that the labs are still open and researchers continue to work on a rota basis. The research has been aided hugely in recent months thanks to Incucyte, an imaging system which films cells in the incubator when cancer killing drugs are added to them. The technology analyses the images, creates high quality graphs and statistics, saving many man hours. It can also be accessed from researchers from their home offices. It represents a ‘gold standard’ piece of equipment for labs and we are delighted that ToC have access to it. (see image of it in separate word document)

* *Future fund-raising Events to look forward to this year **

We have an exciting calendar of events lined up in 2021 – subject to any Covid restrictions. Please see below details of these:

Thursday 18th February 7pm on Zoom – our 3rd virtual quiz returns hosted by Chair of Trustees Kim Ronaldson, Free to enter, with a suggested minimum donation of £10, please email kim.ronaldson@topicofcancer.org.uk . Image of last one attached

Golf days – due to popular demand we will be holding 3 golf days in 2021:

Friday May 14th @Puttenham Golf Club, Puttenham

Thursday July 22nd @The Drift Golf Club, Horsley

Thursday 16th September @The Drift Golf Club, Horsley

More details on all 3 will follow in Spring subject to what current guidelines are – expectation is around £70 per person, to include, bacon buttie on arrival, 18 holes of golf and 2 course dinner afterwards. Play will be in teams of 4.

Running Event – We are hoping to host a 10 and 5k running event in Guildford in September. The proposed date is Sunday 5th September, but subject to restrictions, we may have to revert to a virtual or postponement

Purple Ball – Saturday 23rd October – The Harbour hotel, Guildford. More to follow

Wokingham Fireworks night – Thursday 4th November

Other fund-raising opportunities:

In these challenging times we appreciate anything you can do to help support the important work ToC are doing, either through the ground breaking research or the local support groups, which really help cancer patients and their families. Other ways you can help are detailed:

Guildford Community Lottery –

Amazon Smile – With non essential retailers still closed for business so many people are ordering ‘on-line’ by ordering via Amazon Smile, and selecting to donate to Topic of Cancer, 0.5% of Amazon sales will go to our charity


Pure Mess – with Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter just a few weeks away, why not treat someone to a ‘Cherish’ box – for every box purchased £2.50 will be donated to Topic of Cancer (see attached image and link to web-site)

Anything else – Plant Sale, books

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