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Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer from the most common, such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, to rare types of tumours and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.


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The Swim - Team fundraising page

Fundraisers: 
Ronan Keating, Richard Branson, Jason Bradbury, Steve Parry, Jenny Frost

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/theswim

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S II SWIM TEAM FUNDRASING PAGE


1 SWIM, 1 TEAM, 56 MILES, TO RAISE £1 MILLION FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK’s LIFE SAVING WORK

Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating are taking on the ultimate challenge of captaining a relay team of 10 to swim the Irish Sea and raise £1 million for Cancer Research UK.

Cancer Research UK are delighted to announce that Samsung has become headline sponsor of our first ever celebrity led fundraising challenge.  As part of its sponsorship, Samsung has pledged to donate £3,500 for every mile the team completes. The team, which aims to set off on Wednesday 31 September from Holyhead, will be recording their experiences on their Galaxy S II Smartphone and the Galaxy 10.1 tablet.

Frances Milner, Supporter Led Fundraising Director, Cancer Research UK, said: “We are delighted to have Samsung on board as our headline sponsor.  We have a great team who are all motivated by our aim to raise £1million.  Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer and so events like this are vital for raising money for our lifesaving work.”

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “It’s an ambitious target for an ambitious challenge and we encourage all customers to get behind the team and donate whatever they can to help reach the £1 million target for such a worthwhile cause.”

Recent donors

23.11.11 What you all achieved is amazing - well done!

18.11.11

04.11.11 With best wishes from all at Virgin Trains Holyhead!

19.10.11 Well done

10.10.11

05.10.11

03.10.11 Congratulations - what an epic swim - made me nervous and excited just watching it on tv!

02.10.11

28.09.11 Well done Simon M for organising 'The Swim'. Liz & I watched the show and were very impressed!

27.09.11

27.09.11

26.09.11 Well done

25.09.11 Congrats on the big celebrity swim!! well brave and deserved Ro!!! LOVE YA LOTS XXXXX

24.09.11 Well done all a great effort

24.09.11 WELL DONE LIANE LLEWELLYN AND THE REST OF THE TEAM

24.09.11 well done

24.09.11

23.09.11

23.09.11 Thank you everybody. You were all brilliant.

23.09.11

23.09.11 Congratulations to all the team on this achievement including the celebs, but especially the other members of the team who do open water swimming on a regular basis

23.09.11

23.09.11 Thank you for all your efforts, well done.

23.09.11 Congratulations on completing the swim. Watched the TV show - fantastic effort by everyone.

23.09.11

£207,982.85

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£209,428.10
Total donors:
375
Last donor:
Helen Tucker
23.11.11  
Offline fundraising:
£200,000.00