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Who Are We ?

The Oldest of The Oldest!

Penguins Against Cancer is a charity set up on 6th Nov 2013 simply to combat cancer.


Its founders were drawn from Guy's Hospital Penguins, the oldest team in the oldest rugby club in the world, but now its members come from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and professions, all uniting to support Cancer Research, Cancer Treatment and Hospices. 


Penguins Against Cancer has no start-up or running costs: every penny donated goes to the fight against cancer.

Our motto: "Dare Quam Accipere"
("It is better to give than to receive")

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Penguins Against Cancer has now raised and disbursed £107,000 in grants to cancer research and treatment, as well as cancer care charities, since its inception at the end of 2013. Click here to read more.


Penguins Against Cancer has now raised and disbursed £500,000 in grants to: raise cancer awareness and provide support to cancer research, cancer treatment and hospices, since its inception at the end of 2013. Click here to access over 100 grant letters.

The 2024 Penguin Peloton raised over £60,000 with its sponsored cycle ride from Guy's Hospital Tower to Blackpool Tower.


Congratulations to Charlotte Beardmore who has been awarded a CBE in the 2024 Honours List.  

The 10th Anniversary Ball raised over £40,000 at a fabulous evening at The Landmark Hotel.


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(one-off or regular standing order payments)

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the grants we have already disbursed to charities to fund important research.

Learn more  about us: our Aims, our Objectives and our Mission Statement.

Cycle Challenges

Veterans Rugby Matches

Golf Days

Formal Dinners

Sponsored Runs

Auctions of Donated Items

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Congratulations from the Trustees and Members of Penguins Against Cancer to Charlotte Beardmore on the news of her being awarded a CBE.

The New Year Honours List for 2024, which recognises people who have made significant achievements in public life, has this year recognised the Society of Radiographers executive director of professional policy.

Charlotte Beardmore has been recognised for services to radiography, receiving a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for her work during her career.

Ms Beardmore has explained how surprised she was to receive the letter from the Cabinet Office in early December, recommending her to His Majesty the King for the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Ms. Beardmore said: “I was shocked but also pleased that the government was recognising our wonderful profession of radiography and the Allied Health Professions. It is a great honour to accept this award on behalf of all the radiography profession. Our members work tirelessly with great professionalism to provide outstanding imaging and radiotherapy services to millions of patients in the UK, and I thank them for this. 

“I would also like to acknowledge the support of all my colleagues at the Society and College of Radiographers, those whom I have worked with during my career, and for the support of friends and family and not least my husband, whose enormous personal sacrifice has made it possible for me to continue to work hard for our profession both in the UK and overseas.”

Kicking Cancer Into Touch!

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