News archive 2021

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Urology Awareness Month

31 August 2021

Do You C UsUrology Awareness Month takes place every September to raise the profile of urology health.

Throughout the month our aim is to increase public awareness of all urological cancers - kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular.

Watch out for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram messages throughout September.

We hope you will support UCARE by using the following hashtags and remember to mention UCARE

Now Live - Aviva Community Fund Support

31 August 2021

We have started a crowdfunding project for which we’re aiming to raise £5,000 for Supportive Care Packs for Patients with Cancer.

Every year approximately 370, 000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is often a very difficult time in a person's life.

We are on a mission to support urology patients at the Churchill Hospital by offering a Cancer Support Package at the beginning of their chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.

We believe that simple gestures like this make a huge difference to the mind set of someone going through cancer treatment to give them huge emotional support and to help support their well being.

These care packs are also available for business to support – please get in touch.

Support UCARE when you book your next holiday

25 July 2021

Charitable Travel. For charity, not for profitWe are really happy to be a new charity partner with Charitable Travel – a social enterprise created to help people book fantastic holidays at great prices, and to help raise money for charities.

When you book your holiday, whether that’s a staycation or something further afield, you can donate 5% of your holiday price to UCARE at no extra cost to you!

Once the donation has been made, Charitable Travel discount the cost of your holiday by the same 5%, sacrificing the commission that travel agencies make.

Charitable Travel sell worldwide ATOL-protected holidays from 200 suppliers, and are a member of the Travel Trust Association, so their customers are always financially protected.

When you are ready to book your holiday, we hope you will take a look...

Do You C Us?

3 July 2021

Do You C UsUCARE are working with Cancer52 and Pfizer for the ‘Do You C Us?’ campaign to raise awareness of rare and less common cancers.

Despite the name, rare and less common cancers account for nearly half of new cancer diagnoses and over half of cancer-related deaths.

Due to COVID-19 there has been a fall in the number of people diagnosed with all kinds of cancer. We need to identify people 'missing' from the system.

UCARE is a member of Cancer52. Cancer52 represents nearly 100 predominantly small patient support group cancer charities united by their vision of seeing a better future for everyone affected by the rare and less common cancers.

National Lottery Donation

7 April 2021

Community FundThanks to the National Lottery for their wonderful donation.

It’s thanks to all the players that they give £600 million to charities, community and voluntary groups each year. The grant will help us continue to raise awareness and provide support.

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

2 April 2021

Testicular Cancer Awareness MonthApril is Testicular cancer awareness month.

UCARE is a member of the Testicular Cancer Network which is a consortium of testicular cancer awareness, support & research charities working together to save the lives of men across the UK.

Across the United Kingdom, charities and advocates are doing amazing work to bring life-saving awareness, support and research to young men in their communities.

Now Live - Aviva Community Fund Support

16 February 2021

Update - 2 April 2021

This fundraiser has come to an end and we reached our target and more! We thank you so much for your donation/s to UCARE.

All donations make a huge difference to the work we are doing. Drop us a line at if you have any questions about our fundraising or anything else - we would love to hear from you.

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Update - 17 February 2021

Knowing that we are in a time of financial instability, My Bollox brand donations are extra special to us, and the generous financial support during this tumultuous time makes a huge difference to our work and support we can give cancer patients.

Now My Bollox brand has taken up the torch and run with it. They have made a kind, heart warming and amazing pledge to match the £2,500 if we can raise it here.

The Aviva Community Fund asks charities to upload their projects and then delivers funding of £250,000 to split among their UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. Through Crowdfunder, UCARE can add to any donations they get from the Aviva Community Fund with your donations.

At UCARE we are aware of social isolation. People have not been able to access their support networks in the same way, at a time when they are facing a very difficult time in their lives. We have therefore worked with health professional teams to run some online interactive support sessions for patients. So we are fundraising for series of films focusing on the Health and Well Being of people diagnosed with cancer have been and will be developed. The series will include information for different stages of the journey from diagnosis through to thrivorship stages. The films will be pivotal to the Health and Well Being work enabling education as well as connection and reducing isolation.

Our Health and Well Being Strategy aims to improve the patient experience and quality of life as well as making systems more cost effective and efficient. People with cancer will have their needs met in a more timely manner. With increased focus on health and well-being people will be able to make healthier lifestyle choices and make their care better. These building blocks will encourage people to look to the future and find solutions to improve their lives through self management strategies.

The aim is for people to access information from their own home, in their own time and comfort, with less risk and be able to communicate with communities of people with a similar diagnosis to themselves. The films will provide greater signposting and offer solutions as well as tips and techniques to manage some of the psychological issues that people with cancer may experience.

Cancer patient support - Support Cancer patients

27 January 2021

Update - 2 April 2021

Thank you to The Hospital Saturday Fund for their very kind grant towards care packs for cancer patients making treatment a little bit easier.

bolloxUCARE are delighted to support urology patients at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and provide these carefully selected Care to Thrive packs sponsored by bollox underwear brand.

To see your business name here and on the cards given out please contact us.