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The Robin Cancer Trust

The Robin Cancer Trust is the UK’s germ cell cancer community, and our mission is to save lives.

We do this by:

Raising awareness with our life-saving cancer campaigns online.
Engaging young adults with our digital education programmes in schools.
Empowering germ cell cancer community and survivors across the UK.

Based in Colchester, The Robin Cancer Trust was founded in 2012 by the Freeman family following the untimely death of their son and brother, Robin Freeman, aged just 24.

Since 2012, they have reached 15 million people online, engaged with over 175,000 men and women in the community, and delivered life-saving educational talks to over 25,000 young adults in schools, colleges & businesses across the region.

“There’s no doubt The Robin Cancer Trust saved my life” – John, Testicular Cancer Survivor
“The charity has been a really important part of survivorship for me” – Sara, Ovarian Cancer Survivor

If you would like to fundraise for The Robin Cancer Trust as part of your Colchester Half-Marathon experience, please sign-up via the link below – or contact Darren, Community Engagement Manager, for more information: darren@therobincancertrust.org

Sign-up to help us save lives here

Find The Robin Cancer Trust on social media:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheRobinCancerTrust
Twitter – www.twitter.com/RCTcharity
instagram – www.instagram.com/rctcharity


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Headway Essex

In Essex, every 58 minutes, somebody is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. As a charity, Headway Essex’s mission is to ensure that everyone in Essex living with an acquired brain injury can live a fulfilling life and that families and carers are better able to cope within their caring roles.

Working throughout Essex, the charity offers much-needed community support and day centre services to hundreds of clients, family, friends and carers each year. Headway Essex relies on donations, gifts in wills, fundraising events and grants to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families.

In addition to The Headway Centres in Colchester and Benfleet, Headway Essex runs a brain injury helpline and five support groups across the county that meet monthly. These groups are invaluable, giving those who attend an opportunity to meet other people with a brain injury, to share information and to hear from experts in brain injury care and rehabilitation.

To put the charity’s work into context, here’s what some of the clients and carers say:

“I have always appreciated the care Headway Essex has given to my daughter over the years. I don’t know how I would have coped without them”

“Without the support of Headway Essex, I do not know how we would have coped with life”

“Headway Essex has been a lifeline to me and given me hope of a better outcome for the future”

Find Headway Essex on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/headway.essex

Follow Headway Essex on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HeadwayEssex

Donate to Headway Essex at https://www.headwayessex.org.uk/donate

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