Organise your own fundraising

Become a Curestarter today. Have fun and raise funds!

When it comes to fundraising for Worldwide Cancer Research, you can choose whatever suits you best - from the challenging to the creative, whether it's tried and tested or unique and unexpected. Whatever you decide on, your efforts will help our world-class scientists start new cures, and take us one step closer to a day when no life is cut short by cancer.

Find out how your support saves lives

Welcome to Team Curestarter!

All new tests and treatments for cancer are reliant on discovery research like the projects we fund – but there has been a 25% drop in global funding for discovery cancer research in recent years. 

Right now, we have to turn down brilliant ideas every single year, because we simply can’t fund them all. We are losing potential cures. But your support could help us turn the tide. 

By choosing to raise money for Worldwide Cancer Research, you could transform the future of cancer by funding more pioneering research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. Every single penny makes a difference, so why not get in touch today and have a chat with a member of our team? We would love to hear from you and help you get started.

Tell us about your fundraising plans

Fundraising FAQS

Should I let you know about my fundraising event?

Please let us know what you’re planning so we can provide you with support, advice and any materials you may need. But don’t worry if your event has already happened – we have guidance on how to submit the funds raised here.

Tell us about your fundraising plans

What Worldwide Cancer Research materials can I get for my fundraising event?

From poster templates to planners, balloons to banners, we've got lots of resources and materials to help you with your fundraising efforts before, during, and after your event. We also have lots of Curestarter goodies available like t-shirts, stickers and pens - get in touch with our Events Team at [email protected] to find out what’s available.

Fundraising tips and resources

How can I promote my fundraising event?

The more you shout about your event, the more successful it will be. Spread the word on social media (and tag us!) and use our poster templates to advertise on noticeboards. Tell your local newspaper or radio station, so they can help promote to the community. You can make it easier for people to find out more about your fundraising event - and donate at the same time - by setting up an online fundraising page

How to set up a fundraising page

How can I pay in my money?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or another online platform like Facebook, you don't need to do anything! All of the online donations made will be automatically transferred to Worldwide Cancer Research.

If you've raised money offline, the simplest way to pay is by donating the total raised using our online donation tool. You can use credit or debit card to pay this in. 

You can also pay by:


Please make your cheque payable to 'Worldwide Cancer Research' and send it to: Worldwide Cancer Research, Third Floor South, 121 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4YN

Bank Transfer

If you'd like to donate via bank transfer, our details are as follows: Account Name: Worldwide Cancer Research, Account Number: 00772226, Sort Code: 83-26-28


Please all us on 0300 777 7910 and our Supporter Care team will be delighted to accept your donation via credit or debit card. 

Pay in funds raised online

Curestarter fundraising stories to inspire you:

Whether it’s your first time, or you’re a regular fundraiser, it can be difficult to know where to start. Take a look at some of the fantastic fundraising ideas from our team of Curestarters if you're looking for a bit of inspiration.

Forbes & his pedal power

"Despite it being the most painful thing I've ever done, I really enjoyed it, and I would do it all over again if it helped raise the money needed to fund discoveries into cancer."

An epic cycling challenge

Lynne & Tim's heroic hiking

"Deciding to challenge ourselves with this grueling event to raise money was simple, as both Tim and I have personal connections to cancer."

An ambitious 100km hike

Judy Murray's top tips

"As your Curestarter Coach, I’m here to give you a little inspiration for ways to raise money for charity - here are my top five suggestions."

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