Supporter stories

Fundraising Support

Our supporters come from all walks of life.  Below are some examples of how HNCF’s supporters raise funds.

White Collar Boxing - Fight Night Style!

Three years ago, our good friend John Maloney organised a charity boxing event with the original aim of raising £25,000. That first event smashed its target and amazingly raised over £100,000 in a single evening. The event was such a success that in its second year it raised a whopping £0.3million! Again in one evening. The event is now set to be an annual fundraiser for HNCF.

Read more about the event at John’s My Donate page.

Fight night

Here is a video from the 2016 event

Media Fight Night 2018

Here is a video from this year's Media Fight Night.

Mark’s Marathon Swims London

A swimming marathon is 10,000m non-stop! That is four hundred lengths of your local 25m pool! Does that sound hard? Probably not as hard as dealing with the impact of a head or neck cancer diagnosis. Following a friend’s diagnosis, and an episode of BBC2’s ‘Hospital’, Mark was inspired to raise money for HNCF. He’s aiming to raise £1 for every mile swum. Any donation to his endeavour is gratefully received, no matter how big or small.

Support Mark here at his Just Giving page.

Mark after crossing the finishing line.

Band Mixed Jamb hold a party to raise money

In September 2017, the band “Mixed Jamb” held a party to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. This was to raise money for The Head and Neck Cancer Foundation.

Nigel Perryman, founding band member and organiser of the event, had laryngeal and mouth cancer.

A week after the event, Nigel had to go into hospital to have an operation to remove a synchronous primary.

Sadly, Nigel’s wife Jenny telephoned the CEO of HNCF, Michelle Vickers, to let us know that Nigel died of head and neck cancer in February this year. She mentioned that Nigel was given amazing, empathetic and understanding treatment by Cellin Thomas and the team in Cardiff.

To ensure the continuation of his legacy, a collection was raised at Nigel’s funeral. All proceeds were donated to the Head and Neck Cancer Foundation.

RIP Nigel Perryman