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    Where does your money go?

    Why we need to fundraise

    We are proud to work in an integrated way with our NHS partners to help support patients and their families, but we are not an NHS organisation. We are a local, independent charity, largely reliant on fundraising and donations to keep our doors open.

    We receive a small contribution each year from the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group in recognition of the role we play in supporting patients diagnosed with cancer in the region – currently less than 4 per cent of the income we need. We also receive support from local charitable organisations such as those linked with the hospitals, for example Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Weston Park Cancer Charity. This support is used where we provide outreach services and community based projects.

    This means we need to find at least £750,000 each year through other sources to keep the charity going, providing support to anyone who turns to us who is  affected by cancer.

    We could not provide essential support for thousands of people affected by cancer without the generous support of the wider community. Our supporters organise and attend events, take on challenges, give one off or regular donations, run hundreds of miles, remember us in their Wills, pack countless bags and much more to ensure no-one has to face cancer alone.. It’s thanks to people like you who mean we can continue to support these families but also grow, develop and reach new people who need our support.

    Where your money goes

    As a charity, we depend on donations like yours to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer and their families.

    Your support means that we can provide emotional, physiological and physical support through counselling and complementary therapies to cancer patients, their families and their children every year.

    The small amount of funding we receive from the NHS is enough to keep our doors open for around two weeks. That means that, for the rest of the year, we rely on the generosity of donors and supporters to keep the centre open for the next person who needs us. You can be assured that 100% of all donations goes directly to keeping the charity running, meaning we can continue to support people in our community.

    In 2021/22 your donations were used to;

    • Charitable Activities: 82%
    • Fundraising Activities: 18%

    82p for every £1 donated is spent directly on supporting families affected by cancer.


    “When I founded Cavendish Cancer Care some 30 years ago, I never imagined that we would become so embedded into the cancer support system in our region. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we can support the next 20,000 families through our doors at a time when they need us most.”

    David Simons