The Hope Foundation For Cancer Research
Hope Against Cancer raises money to fund local Cancer Research Projects in the Hospitals and Universities of Leicester and Leicestershire. In the space of 14 years thanks to the enormous generosity of the local community and a dedicated team of volunteers, Hope has raised in excess of £5m, which has funded over 60 research projects tackling many forms of cancer. Hope has worked tirelessly to raise the standard of research to enable the Universities and Hospitals of Leicester to be able to offer the very latest advice on patient care and treatments into many different Cancers including bladder, ovarian, prostrate, melanoma, liver, bowel, leukaemia, colorectal and breast cancer. In May 2012 the Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Unit was opened at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. By providing trials and supporting cancer research today we aim to develop effective treatments for the future. HOPE has been instrumental in ensuring that Leicester is to become a cancer research centre of excellence from 2014 which will see us working hard to raise money to fund priority research into early detection and prevention of cancers. The average research project costs £150,000 to fund and takes around two years to complete.

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Guru Singh

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Hi, thanks for visiting my page.  I have cycled from Geneva to Milan from 6 Sep to 10 Sep September - covering 360 miles in 4 days and climbing a total of 17,000ft. This for me was a supreme challenge. It was tougher than I imagined.

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Hope Against Cancer is raising funds for cancer research in the University Hospitals of Leicester. It was set up 10 years ago and has already raised over £4 million which has helped fund many research trials locally. Hope has also opened a Centre of Excellence with the help of Cancer Research UK and helped fund a Cancer Research Nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

As a result of efforts by Hope cancer rates in Leicestershire are already falling and we are attracting the some of the best minds in cancer treatment and prevention. My involvement with Hope goes back to my wife Val having had first uterine and then breast cancer. Chemotherapy and eight operations later she is finally out of it, thanks to the excellent care she had from all the doctors, nurses and support staff in Leicestershire hospitals, NHS at its best. Supporting Hope is our way of not only putting resources back into cancer care but to thank the lovely people who took us through a difficult journey.

To look back at my training and weekly progress please read my blog Singh of the Mountains on

I have secured a sponsorship from Pedal Power in Loughborough who have supplied the Trek Domane bike for the challenge. Livio of Livio's Italian Restaurant has got into the spirit of The Italian Job and is collecting sponsorship from his guests and has promised to match it.Thanks also to numerous traders in Shepshed collecting for Hope and my colleagues at Rosebery Medical Centre who have donated in a big way, not to mention the kids at Charnwood CC swimming club and their tutor Rose Bond for collecting a huge amount on their gala day.

Thanks to all who have been donating in memory of my brother in law Kuldeep who tragically and suddenly died on 1st September.

Recent donors


23.12.15 We applaude your efforts and are very proud of your achievement. Love Val's cards. Well done! xxx

18.12.15 Hope poem

18.12.15 Further donation for a worthwhile cause

14.12.15 VAT paid!

08.12.15 Collection and mini raffle

02.12.15 Collection from customers of Livio's Italian Restaurant and donations from the coffee and cake morning during the exhibition of Shepshed Art Group

01.12.15 Sale of Raffle tickets - organised by Diane and Bec Portsmouth

27.11.15 From Dennis and claire



17.11.15 Well done!

17.11.15 Off line collections

16.11.15 we don't live close enough to buy cards so here's a little extra instead. xx

16.11.15 Well done

10.11.15 Here's some more!

05.11.15 Thanks for the cards - keep the change!

31.10.15 A little bit extra towards your total

28.10.15 A little bit more!

27.10.15 Well done Guru! Very proud of you.

23.10.15 Top up!

22.10.15 Thanks for organising the cards for me Guru..

22.10.15 Proud of your achievement!

22.10.15 Congratulations - well done!

22.10.15 Thank you for all your support both as our family doctor and friend xx


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Aileen Peberdy
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