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Captain Tom 100

Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May 2021

The Captain Tom Foundation is encouraging people to raise money for a charity of their choice.

Everyone is invited to take on a challenge around the number 100 anytime and anywhere over Captain Tom's birthday weekend. It's so simple.

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Have you got a shaggy dog story to share?

We have been living through strange times being isolated from friends and family for many weeks. During that time one certainty has been that our hair keeps growing. Many will be looking forward to that first visit to the hairdresser or barbers, or even considering a home haircut!

Could we ask you to donate the equivalent of 10% of your hair cut fee or any amount of your choice to UCARE.

Let's have fun too, send us your update a before and after photo for us to share on the page.

Cancer doesn't stop during lockdown, neither do the anxieties of lockdown for people with cancer, whether it is the delay of operations and treatments or the restrictions of shielding themselves due to their vulnerability, many are living through incredibly stressful times.

We are hearing of the sad fact that people with cancer symptoms are also failing to go to their GP or hospital for fear of catching the virus so many new cancers are not being picked up early which is key to effective treatments.

Like many charities UCARE has had to cancel or postpone all our events and fundraisers but we are always looking at ways to come back even stronger and do what we do best in raising cancer awareness whilst supporting people in the aftermath of COVID 19.

Virtual Fun*raising

With current restrictions on exercise if you are getting your hour in, why not use the time to enter our first ever virtual challenge where you can run, jog or walk.

You can take part whenever you like and at your own pace. All abilities are welcome, whether you’re a seasoned runner or a complete beginner.

Choose to take on a 5km, 10km, Half Marathon (13.1miles) or Marathon (26.2 miles) challenge at whatever pace suits you, in your own time. Run, jog or walk the distance in a day, a week, a month. You can do this in your garden or wherever you choose.

Here’s how you can take part:

  1. Sign up, pay a £20 registration fee on our Virtual Fun*raising JustGiving page.
    Or create your own justgiving page donating the first £20 using this event link.
  2. All you need to do is keep a record of your distance and once you’ve completed your challenge send us a jpg photo as evidence. We will upload on our web site on a special page to say thank you. We will also use social media too so if you have a Twitter or Facebook page follow the links from our site to connect to us.
  3. You can send the link to your friends who can also donate to your challenge.
  4. Your £20 registration fee and any extra funds raised will support urological cancer research and raising awareness.

Harry Protheroe is running the London Marathon for UCARE

4th October 2020


Unfortunately this was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Harry Protheroe runningUCARE is lucky enough to have one coveted place in the London Marathon Silver Bond scheme.

The Silver Bond scheme gives a charity one guaranteed place into the event every five years. This year Harry Protheroe is running for UCARE.

This year I will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the amazing charity UCARE. Any donation you can spare will be hugely appreciated and make a significant difference in the fight against cancer.

Harry Protheroe

UCARE charity golf day

17th September 2020

We sadly had to cancel our annual golf day

The day should have been a major fundraiser for us with many old friends joining us, and meeting new friends for the first time.

We hope this will return in 2021.

We hope you will join us for our 11th annual charity golf day at Studley Wood Golf Club on September 17th 2020.

Please put this date in your diary and look out for further details.

Geoff Gafford will be walking the South West Coastal Path

6th March 2020


The Covid-19 situation has meant Geoff had to end his walk. Read more about Geoff's progress and decision to end on his blog.

Map showing the South West Coastal Path

Many of you will remember Geoff’s extraordinary walk for UCARE in 2018 of nearly 600 miles from Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed, who can forget the photographs of his little tent in thick snow!

Celebrating his continuing good health after kidney cancer surgery in 2017 Geoff is this year walking 630 miles from Minehead to Poole.

We look forward to following Geoff's progress again on his blog.

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