BRIGHT is a charity, set up in 1996 to support vital research for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, treated at St.Luke’s Cancer Centre.

They raise money for:

  • Support specialist nurses and doctors to improve patient care
  • Fund research work to find the most effective cancer treatments
  • Obtain specific equipment to improve treatments and outcomes
  • Promote clinical excellence and awareness of GI Cancers

For more details please visit their website.



GUTS was founded in 1983 by Professor Chris Marks, with the aim of improving the survival rates of people with bowel cancer, and to raise awareness of the disease. Early detection was key to achieving this goal, and GUTS initiated one of the earliest bowel cancer screening programmes in the UK; in its first year it reached 20,000 patients from 37 GP practices in the Guildford area. GUTS funding has been pivotal both in research to advance screening and detection, and in improving the care, treatment and outcomes for patients from across the south of England. For more details please visit their website.


The Prostate Project:

The Prostate Project is a registered charity established in 1998 by prostate cancer patient Colin Stokes and his consultant urological surgeon, Mr John Davies. Their ambition is to give men a better chance of beating prostate cancer. In the past 16 years we have raised over £6 million and helped the Royal Surrey County Hospital achieve ‘Centre of Excellence’ status in the treatment of prostate cancer. We support the Royal Surrey County Hospital, St Luke’s Cancer Centre and Frimley Park Hospital in their efforts to detect and treat prostate cancer. We have provided equipment, specialist nursing staff and run an active patient support group.

For more details please visit their website


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