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Our Aim: The advancement of health and the saving of lives
of people affected by cancer.

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.

* "Dare Quam Accipere"

* (It is better to give than to receive.)

Penguins Against Cancer (PAC) is to raise £1 million in order to make a significant contribution to the fight against cancer.

Our Mission Statement

Here's how we're kicking cancer into touch:


Support is provided to individuals and organisations nominated by PAC members, many of whom have had loved ones fall victim to cancer.  Organisations supported thus far include: Cancer Research UK, Prostate Cancer UK, The Urology Foundation, The Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Sarcoma UK, Myeloma UK, The Princess Alice Hospice, St Christopher's Hospice, Bowel Cancer UK, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Melanoma Research Fund.


This approach enables support to be targeted to particular individuals and organisations, and makes the process of staging events to raise money personal, vivid and special.  It allows those bereaved and otherwise affected to contribute directly and tangibly to the memory of the cancer victim. 


The events are designed to be both altruistic and fun, celebrating memories and achievements, rather than mourning loss.  Sporting fixtures are popular with rugby, cycling and golf featuring frequently, often followed by fundraising dinners with auctions, entertainment, raffles and time to enjoy each other’s company. 

Our Objectives

  • Raising awareness of cancer

  • Making grants to individuals and organisations involved in cancer research

  • Making grants to individuals and organisations involved in cancer treatment and hospices

We were delighted to receive the Fergus Scholefield Cancer Research Award of £5000 from Penguins Against Cancer in support of Dr Stella Man’s project: Investigation of markers associated with Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition to derive novel therapies for Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumours. Our sincerest thanks to you and your fellow Trustees for your continued support.

We couldn’t have come this far without our donors, such as yourselves, who have helped fund our ground-breaking work. (May 2024)

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