The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

21 March 2011

Howdy all FTFE supporters!

It’s Clare here all the way from sunny Liverpool.  I am a fundraiser at The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation which, as I am sure you know, is one of the charities supported by FTFE.   We’re so proud of all the crew who have been part of the challenge and from everyone here I’d like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ for what you’re doing to help defeat lung cancer.

You’re all stars in our eyes and we can’t wait to welcome you home next month.


It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since the crew landed in Liverpool on their 360 Tour of the UK.  We gave them a real Roy Castle welcome here at our offices in Wavertree, with the whole building coming out to show their support and cheer them in – our local hot drink van also handed out free teas and coffees which was a nice surprise!  It was a really special day with the group meeting our Founder and President Professor Raymund Donnelly; lung cancer patient Terry Kavanagh and dedicated supporter and local Fire Fighter Peter McAdam – who arranged a speed boat treat for them on the River Mersey.

We’re always in awe of our fundraisers and the amazing lengths they go to, to help raise money for the charity and FTFE certainly haven’t disappointed us with their adventures.  From braving difficult terrains to recording ‘Roy Castle Rocks’ we have enjoyed following every step of their journey – as I am sure you have too.

All the money raised by FTFE goes towards our work in defeating lung cancer.   We are aiming to beat the disease on all levels, through research into an early detection; working with patients and those affected by lung cancer and also by helping people to stop smoking.  Our work with children and young people aims to educate them on the dangers of smoking and about making healthy lifestyle choices.  We also campaign on the issues surrounding the disease and for better funding for lung cancer research.

Lung cancer has recently had a massive breakthrough.  The Government has this year announced plans for a research study into a lung cancer screening programme across the UK.  The pilot UK Lung Screening trial is partly based on the £15million research programme, which the charity funds at the University of Liverpool.  As you all can imagine this is something we’re very proud of.

Well that’s about it from me, but before I sign off I’d just like to once again thank the guys for their hard work and also encourage everyone who reads this to support them in one way or another – they’re doing amazing work across the world and deserve all our support.

Well done guys and we’ll see you soon.

Love from Clare and all your friends at The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation xx xx


Here are some pictures of when we met Clare and the team last year.


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