In light of COVID-19, people affected by rare and less common cancers are facing worrying and uncertain times. The emotional and practical support provided by charities like WMUK is needed more than ever. As a charity that relies solely on voluntary donations, we need your help to ensure we can continue to be there for people when they need us.
That's why we've teamed up with 19 other rare and less common cancer charities in the 20 for 20 Challenge. Take on 20 challenges in 20 days this autumn and raise funds for WMUK to help us help others during this challenging time. Cancer doesn't stop for COVID, and neither do we.
Challenge dates: 20 September - 31 December 2020
We're asking you to join in and complete a challenge each day, for 20 days, to raise funds and awareness for WMUK.
You can kick-start your challenge anytime between the 20 September and 31 December. Choose from a set of ready-made 20 for 20 calendars or get creative and pick your own challenges. And we haven't forgotten our younger supporters, there is a special children's challenge calendar too!
From walking or cycling for 20 minutes, making and sending a postcard to 20 friends, to baking 20 treats for family and friends, whether you're 4 or 94, there is something for everyone...
Or you can simply donate direct to the appeal, all funds will help us continue our work during this challenging time.
It's easy to sign up!
Step 1 - Set up your WMUK fundraising page. Click here and select the "Start fundraising" to get started.
Step 2 - Get in touch for support! You're not fundraising alone - we're here to help with advice, support and of course your very own WMUK T-shirt so you can fundraise in style. Just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3 - Plan your challenge and get started! Complete your challenges over any 20 day period between 20 September and 31 December. Remember to share your giving page with family and friends to collect sponsorship!
Step 4 - Get social. Share photos using #20for20 to let everyone know what you are up to and how they can help with your fundraising.
Your support can make all the difference. In just 20 days, you'll be helping to ensure COVID-19 doesn't stop WMUK investing in WM research and campaigning for better treatments.
For more information, contact us at email@example.com for further information.
We're really looking forward to seeing all your fantastic challenges!
Meet our 20 for 20 fundraisers
Ed's taken on the challenge of doing at least 1,000 keepie-uppies every day for 20 days! Check out his giving page to see him in footballing action.
On why he's taking on the challenge, Ed says: "I am a WM patient myself and have benefited from treatments currently available. I would like to help WMUK raise the needed resources to continue to support all those affected by WM and also for WMUK to be involved with other bodies that are focussed on developing more effective treatments and, hopefully, ultimately a cure for the disease."
We're so inspired by Ed's efforts, and can't thank him enough for his dedication to raising funds and awareness.
Andrea completed a myriad of different challenges over twenty days, including hula-hooping, going for a 20 minute walk and learning how to say 'hello' in 20 different languages!
"I was diagnosed with WM in November 2018 and started treatment in February 2020," Andrea says. "The day to day challenges of living with a rare cancer that no-one seems to have heard of, let alone pronounce, has been and remains difficult, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. WMUK actively helps me understand my disease through literature, support forums and virtual conferences."
We're in awe Andrea - thank you so much!