ALK positive - research and fundraise
Lung cancer charity

Current fundraising activities

1. ALK+ve virtual raffle, tickets £1.00 a strip, drawn 10 prizes already, please check our social media for next draw date, loads more prizes available to win. Message us on Facebook or Instagram for further details.

Please email research.alkpositive@gmail.com to buy your virtual raffle tickets.

2. Facemasks can be bought via Cat Gibbard’s just giving page for ALK+ve research.

3. Shop: Charity cards available £1.00 a card or 5 cards for £4.00, T-shirts £25, Hoodies £35 available to order (all sizes available - add £5 for postage), pin badges £2.00, charity bands £1.00. These can be ordered online via research.alkpositive@gmail.com or in person from Murgatroyd Opticians in Staveley, Conisbrough or Edlington.

Fundraising events 2021

Comedy fundraiser Sat 22nd May - dinner, laughter, red carpet event with Big Lou, Dominic Woodward and Nina Gilligan at the Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster.

Cricket fundraiser Essex v Doncaster date to be confirmed.

Annual cycle event September 2021 date to be confirmed.

Annual November lung cancer awareness Ball Saturday 20th November at the Hilton Garden Doncaster.

Fundraising ideas

There are literally hundreds of ways that you can contribute to the ALK+ve fundraising effort, either by sponsorship in organised events or by organising one of your own. Here are a few ideas:
    • Marathons and fun runs
    • Sponsored endurance events such as dance-a-thons, silences, swims or walks
    • Sponsored skydiving or wing-walking
    • Charity auctions, sales or raffles
    • Pub quizzes
    • Film nights, race nights
    • Home baking sales
    • Coffee mornings
    • Garden fetes
    • Open mic or karaoke evenings
    • Craft sales
    • Taking part in national events such as Stoptober or Dry January
    ALK Positive Case Study

    Other ways to raise much needed funds

    Leave a legacy
    It is very important to ensure your will is in order to ensure that your wishes are followed after you pass. It also allows you to make certain your loved ones and the causes you care about are looked after in the future. Money bequeathed to ALK+ve is vital in helping us to strengthen and advance research into ALK if we are to extend the quality of lives of sufferers.

    Memorial donation
    You can celebrate the life of a loved one by donating a memorial collection/donation to ALK+ve in person or through these websites: Much Loved and Memory Giving. Both sites allow you to create memorial pages for loved ones who have recently passed and to add donation links to your chosen charities.

    Gift aid
    Gift Aid is the government scheme allowing charities to reclaim tax that you have already paid on your donations. All individual donations (excluding those made through the Charities Aid Foundation - these are already subject to tax relief) are eligible for this scheme, including regular gifts made by standing order or direct Debit. We are able to claim Gift Aid on donations made during the past four years, and on future donations, once we receive your declaration.

    Make a donation by BACS
    If you would like to make a donation via a bank transfer (BACs), simply give your bank our bank details below and request a receipt as proof of payment.

    National Westminster Bank PLC Doncaster
    Account Number: 44970749
    Sort Code: 60-06-39
    Account: Research ALK

ALK- positive lung cancer is very responsive to TKI medication so life expectancy has increased in the past twenty years.

Research ALK+ve

Lung cancer is shockingly under funded relative to most other cancers. There is a misconception that lung cancer is caused by smoking, so somehow sufferers deserve it, making it an unpopular cancer to donate to. Let us state right now that NO ONE DESERVES LUNG CANCER even if the wrong choices were made.

Because lung cancer research is so under funded, and ALK only affects 5% of lung cancer cases, research into ALK needs relies heavily on public fundraising if we are to achieve the same groundbreaking advances and success rates as other cancer treatments.

So, at Research ALK+ve our aim is a simple one - to raise much needed funds which will be used specifically for research into alk positive lung cancer. The distribution of the money raised will be carefully considered by our trustees to ensure that it is targetted at research that is more likely to succeed, or make a greater impact, within a reasonable time frame.

Trustees and Associates of ALK+
We know this survival rate will continue to increase as alk positive fundraise for major research initiatives - raising more than $1 million for ALK Positive research in 2019 alone. You can donate to groundbreaking research here.