GIST Support Uk
GIST Support UK works to help patients and families affected by GIST (gastro-intestinal stromal tumours). GIST is a rare cancer and is one of a group of cancers known as sarcomas. The Charity runs an email list and meetings to provide the opportunity to talk to others, and to hear about and discuss aspects of treatment with health professionals. There are fewer than 1,000 cases of GIST reported annually in the UK, usually affecting people over the age of 60. There is however an even rarer group of patients with Paediatric, Adolescent, Wild-type or Syndromic GIST, and our newly formed PAWS-GIST Clinical Focus Group has been set up by a group of doctors, patients & carers in the UK, who are focussing on improving treatment and finding a cure for PAWS-GIST patients. More information about the Charity can be found by visiting our website at

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UKTV are at it again, with their latest fundraising initiative. 2015 brings you their battle against ‘the ELEMENTS’, all in aid of raising funds and awareness for GIST Support UK.

GIST Support UK were voted for by staff, as the company's Charity of the Year for 2015

Following the success of the #UKTVTriathlon last year, 2015 promises to be bigger and better, using ‘the ELEMENTS’ as their inspiration. It’s Fitness VS. Fear.

Sadly the Elements beat us in the Water challenge and the Dragon Boat race had to be called off as it was too dangerous to set sail. But never fear - we will be finding a suitable alterantive challenge for the team to face shortly so watch this space! In the meantime we will be facing FIRE on the 25th September as over 40 people will try not to literally have feet of flames when they take on the FIREWALK. This takes a massive amount of mind over matter to take on the hot coals so please dig deep and show your support for everybody. Thank you!

Follow their journey as they take on Fire, Air, Earth and Water over at and and follow #UKTVElements

Who are GIST support UK?

GIST (GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumour) is a rare form of cancer that affects both adults and children, and around 900 new patients are diagnosed every year in the UK.

GIST Support UK is a small charity which provides support to patients and their families. It is run by volunteer trustees and the charity encourages research into GIST cancer and works to improve patient care.

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Recent donors

10.03.16 To finally make it up to £80k!

10.03.16 For GIST UK to make us up to £80k

23.12.15 Adam Collings 2 of 2!

15.12.15 KP Tea

02.12.15 Simon Michaelides

02.12.15 From my mother in law Nicci Hookins!


01.12.15 Ben - photoshoot

01.12.15 Action for a bunch of stuff I can barely remember :)

30.11.15 Isle of Wight Charity Auction



29.11.15 For my VIP Thronecast experience with Oli


27.11.15 Ayanda for Sausage Rolls

26.11.15 date night

26.11.15 For the cheese & marmite swirls

26.11.15 Laura Lailey

26.11.15 Devon Cottage stay courtesy of Pat Edmondson

26.11.15 For Tara's delicious Marmite Swirls

26.11.15 Oliver Hilton - Auction

26.11.15 Jan Gooze-Zijl - Favours Auction

25.11.15 Adam Collings 1 of 2 payments

25.11.15 Aussie Breakfast - yum I think it was 40 quid



Running total

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Last donor:
Emma Tennant
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