We are Balls to Cancer– a registered charity, and it is our aim to fight cancer with fun! We are raising funds for male cancer awareness and education. We occasionally donate a proportion to other associated causes and research.
100% of funds raised or donated goes into this charity for our aims below…..
We are spending time and money on a nationwide (and in some cases worldwide) awareness campaign through the media, social networks, leaflets and posters, to try to make both men and women more aware of the dangers of cancer and to help men help themselves. We believe that prevention is the key to beating cancer.
We want to open a male only contact point for men/boys who have been diagnosed with cancer or are worried about cancer and their families. So if you know anyone who needs our help or if you need our help yourselves, please contact us today. We are here to help you so get in touch.
We are funding an education programme for teenagers to help them understand and take away the taboo of talking about testicular cancer and asking for help. We are currently setting this up with our own local authority with the hope of going nationwide next year.
We are also putting aside a small amount of funds for research projects we feel are making headway in their particular field. This funding will also be there to help individuals who need specialist treatment, or support for families affected financially due to treatment.
We have already given money to many research projects and hospitals such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Brunel Universities as well as funding special sensory equipment of The Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
We are funding two luxury holiday homes at Haven, Burnham on Sea holiday park for the use of cancer sufferers* and their families, completely free of charge. The idea behind this is for the charity to provide holidays for people/families at an already difficult time. We hope to give well deserved breaks to those that need it, allowing them to create some happy memories.
We also off free Chemo packs containing many things to help with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. These contain Cooling Gel pillows, Themometer, Neck Pillow, hat, lip balm tissues, biscuits, warm socks and sweets. These packs are constantly updated to include new items we find that help.
We have also launched the Geoff Bates Fund, the fund has been set up to help the families in the UK who are fighting cancer. We have spoken to hundreds of families across the country and their main worry after cancer has hit them is how to cope financially, often when a member of the family is ill someone has to take extended leave from work or give up work all together and this puts extra strain and stress on a family already going through the most terrible time in their lives. The Geoff Bates fund will aim to help families bridge that gap and help them survive. To be able to offer this fund we need your help. We need your donations and fundraising activities.
Our fundraising events range from Races to football matches, climbing mountains to bungee jumping. We aim to raise as much money as we can doing fun, exciting things which all the family can get involved with.
200,000 men are diagnosed a year with cancer in the UK, killing 10 men an hour.
Please help us, please get involved!