National non-Uniform Day - Cancer Research fundraiser - 21 October 2016

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All schools and school children nationwide are invited to unite in the fight against cancer by taking part in the National Non Uniform Day on Friday 21 October this year. Please see below a letter from Amelia Bailey who is a cancer survivor and also a volunteer fundraiser for Stand Up to Cancer.

Dear School Head,

Urgent Action  - National Non Uniform Day  - 21/10/16

I am a mum to Tilly, who is now 7 years old but she wasn’t quite 2 years old when I was diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to be there holding her hand on her very first day at primary school. Thankfully, I survived cancer and I was there on her first day at school. I want to be there for her first days at secondary school and university too. Cancer treatment has made this possible. Not everyone is as lucky as me.

Your urgent action is needed now please. Time is running out and we don’t want your school to be left out. Hundreds of schools across the UK have already signed up for the National Non Uniform Day on 21 October 2016 for Stand Up To Cancer.

Schools can get a pack of information by clicking on the following link:

Each pack contains fundraising ideas, materials, and curriculum-based resources to engage students in science, research and healthy living. There’s even a fantastic song called “We are the Cancer Fighters” by The Cancer Fighters that you can download from iTunes from 1 October 2016 to get everyone in the mood to fundraise, which you can play in assembly! Please print off the attached leaflet and give to each child/parent.

Join the movement and fundraise for Stand Up To Cancer.   Brought to you by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer is an annual fundraising campaign that’s already raised over £25 million for translational cancer research.  Stand Up To Cancer is back this Autumn culminating in a live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 21 October, when the biggest names in film, TV and music will lead the British public in taking a stand and accelerating the fight against cancer. One in 2 people will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime, but the fight against the disease is at a turning point.   More people in the UK are surviving than ever before. And that’s down to one thing: money, funding ground-breaking research.  Now we need schools across the UK to raise funds to give cancer research the boost it needs, so that we can support the best research teams in the UK to develop new treatments more quickly and save more lives.

The decision that you make as the School Head to order a school pack to participate on Friday 21 October 2016, means that you have been a part in helping us save lives.  Thank you for your support. We can’t do this without you.

Kindest regards, 

Amelia Bailey – Cancer Survivor & Volunteer Fundraiser.  

P.S. If you have any questions about fundraising for Stand Up To Cancer, just email the team at or give them a call on 0300 123 9024 and they'd be happy to help.


Published: 31/08/2016
Audience: All school headteachers
Contact: Stand Up to Cancer

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