Join Team Marsden to support our world-leading cancer research and change how cancer is treated forever.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supports The Royal Marsden, a world leading cancer centre,  to ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments which are used here in the UK and around the world.

From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the best patient environments, we never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Your support means we can continue to be there for everyone who needs us. 

Niamh was just 15 when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a rare childhood cancer that develops in the nerve tissue. After a period of remission following treatment, she relapsed in 2020 and was referred to The Royal Marsden. Niamh was offered the chance to be on a research trial through the Oak Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology Drug Development Unit. The unit offers one of the largest portfolios of innovative treatments in Europe, thanks to generous donations from people like you

 “Being on this trial at The Royal Marsden has been absolutely life-changing for me. Seeing how far treatment for childhood cancers has progressed over the last 10 years is incredible. The trial drug that I’ve been on since 2020, lorlatinib, has barely any side effects and I’m able to live a completely normal life – working, travelling and spending time with friends and family like any other 25-year-old.” 

After two cycles of the trial, Niamh scans showed no active disease; the tumours have shrunk and are technically benign. 

The trial drug that Niamh is on is a targeted treatment for the specific mutation in her cancer and she was initially taking this alongside chemotherapy. Since January 2022, she has been able to finish chemotherapy and now remains on the trial drug alone.

“The care I’ve had on the trial is incredible, I feel so well supported and the teams at The Royal Marsden are so encouraging. This treatment has given me my life back.

Your support will make a huge difference to people like Niamh. Take on the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon  make a difference to the lives of cancer patients everywhere.

 As part of Team Marsden, you will receive:

  • A free personalised Royal Marsden running vest.
  • A fundraising pack.
  • Dedicated fundraising support and advice.
  • A fantastic cheer team on the day!
  • Post race massage and refreshments in the festival village

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help. 

We can’t wait to see you on the start line!