Snooker with the stars.. “A big thank you to all our supporters”

Snooker with the Stars "A big thank you to all supporters"

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and supported our recent “Snooker with the stars” event and helping us to raise funds and awareness for our charity.

The event went ahead on Tuesday 3rd May at Matlock Golf Club, who hosted our event. Attendees watched frames played by Ken Doherty, while John Virgo gave a very amusing running commentary with funny stories and anecdotes.

A raffle was held, which consisted of a year’s free membership to Chesterfield Snooker Club donated by Sean Lennon, a signed cue ball by Ronnie Sullivan, tickets to 7 times world champion Steven Hendrie exhibition, a Ronnie O’Sullivan signed cue ball, a cue and case signed by both John and Ken and a meal for two with wine donated by The New Bath Hotel.

We also held an auction for a signed program from the recent World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield, signed by 7 world champions.

Everyone had a fantastic night, feedback has been extremely good, and Steve from Cancer Relief UK said that is something that they will try again in the future.


Our next fundraiser is on the 19th May and is a Golf Day, again held at Matlock Golf Club; we are still looking for teams to come along and join in the day, so why not get a team together and some along and join us

Help us to help others…

Help us to Help Others

Are you thinking about helping out a charity? Can you help us?

We are looking for people who will host an event / activity to help us raise much needed funds, so that we can continue our fantastic work helping people and families who are affected by cancer.

We have a new fundraising pack that can help you with lots of fundraising ideas, information about how to get started, what you need to know, do’s and don’ts, ideas about how to make your event successful, how to get other people involved, in fact everything you need to know.

The packs are available free of charge, all we need is an email or a postal address and we get get one over to you.

Call Phil or Steve on 01246 852233, or drop us an email request on

Our Drop In Centre

Our new venue at Holmewood Business Park on Chesterfield Road, Holmewood is available as a drop in centre for people who are affected by cancer and their families.

The facilities include some gym equipment, in case you fancy a quick workout, including weights, rowing machine and a treadmill.  or you can take a little relaxation and play a round of darts, or a game of snooker or simply just sit and have a chat over coffee in our rest area.

Our opening hours are usually around 9am until 5pm, but please just call us on 01246 852233 to check we are open prior to popping in.

If anyone has any equipment to donate, for our drop in centre, we will gladly come and collect it from you.dropin

Snooker with the starts

Snooker with the stars

As part of this fundraising initiative and to help raise the profile of the charity we are pleased to announce that former world snooker champion Ken Doherty and John Virgo have agreed to take part in a snooker evening which will be held at Matlock Golf Club on Tuesday 3rd May. The evening starts at 6.30 for a meet and greet and photographs and play starts at 7.30. Ken Doherty plays 8 frames with John Virgo doing commentary and entertainment during the interval (after 4 frames). There is also a buffet included and Ken does a Q&A style talk at the end of the evening which is said to be very entertaining with stories about other players etc. Ticket prices will be £40 for a standard ticket and £80 for a VIP ticket. VIP tickets include a frame against Ken Doherty, seating with the stars and a signed photo.


We are looking for sponsorship to help with the cost of staging the event and packages start at £320. For this we can put your logo/website address on all promotional material, posters and tickets as well as a write up and link on our website, twitter (20K followers) and Facebook and an opportunity to advertise on the night. We will also provide 2 complimentary tickets and photo opportunities with the stars of the evening.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities further or to buy tickets please contact me, or telephone 01246 852233

Charity Golf day 2016

golf2Cancer Relief UK, are please to announce our second charity golf day to raise funds for our cause.   This event will be held at Matlock Golf Club on Chesterfield Road, Matlock on 19th May, with a shotgun start at 10am.
We are looking for Stableford teams of four to take part, at only £20 per person (£80 per team) to join us.  Team members will all have their own ball, and the best two will count for scoring. There will be prizes for the top three winning teams.  Society Handicaps are more than welcome to join us.  There is a maximum number of 22 teams available, so don’t miss out by delaying your entry.  Deadline for entry is the 30th April 2016.
There will be food available on the day at the golf course, should you get a little peckish along the way.
Application forms are available for download here, if you would like to enter a team, or please call us on 01246 852233, or email and we will send one over to you.
Sponsorship opportunities are available with full packages, part packages and individual hole sponsorship to help promote your business for this worthy cause.  Just call Steve or Phil on 01246 852233 for more details.

Vacancies available to Cornish respite venue

Well, the Christmas holiday season is now well and truly over, but it’s still possible to get away from it all.  With that in mind, we wanted to give you a little reminder that we have fully funded vacancies (to cancer sufferers and family members) for our respite holiday home. The Holiday Home is available to families for a break from the normal day to day routine of illness.


It’s based in Cornwall, just 6 miles from Newquay, in the peaceful Atlantic Reach Holiday Village.  Located in the rolling countryside and close to sandy beaches, this two bedroom villa with it’s own balcony is the perfect spot to take a well deserved break.


The holiday village is fully contained with cafe’s, bars and restaurants, a leisure club with spa and large indoor and outdoor pools, as well as some great evening entertainment, all on site.


While you are not out and about during the day, there is lots to do, with a fantastic kids club to keep the little ones entertained, adults could take advantage of a little ‘me’ time with a little relaxation in the spa.  With a gentle swim or a lively workout in the fully equipped gym. The spa has it’s very own hydrotherapy pool and jacuzzi.


The large indoor and outdoor pools cater for children of all ages, so it could be a family affair.  There is also ‘Pirate Pete’s’ soft play centre for children aged 5 – 12 years.  Also there is a dedicated toddler area for the under 5’s, so all the family can play and have quality time together.


Perhaps mum would prefer a Thai inspired treat in the spa. Perhaps dad would enjoy a round of golf. The choice is yours! Remember the accommodation is paid for by us at Cancer Relief UK.


Your can check out of the holiday village at and then call us to check availability and book on 01246 852233.respite2

Supporting Blue Bell Wood

Xbox consoles and games were delivered to Cathy and her colleagues at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.
Bluebell Wood supports children and young adults who have shortened life expectancy or with complex medical needs and the team at Cancer Relief UK are proud to support such a fantastic service.
Cathy gave the team a guided tour of the Hospice, Steve said “It was very impressive”.
You can find more information about Bluebell Wood on their website at www.bluebellwood.orgbluebell

Visit to Chesterfield Royal Hospital

royalOn Monday 14th, our very own Steve and Phil headed over to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital to hand out Xbox consoles and games.
They were welcomed by Jenny (in red above) and her colleagues, who will ensure they give enjoyment to the children who have to stay over in hospital over a period of time, and especially during the festive period.

Raising awareness at Chesterfield College

collegeWe would like to say a massive thank you to the lovely Georgie Abrams, staff and students at Chesterfield College, who took part in raising awareness of what we do, to help people who are affected by cancer.  As well as building awareness, they held a stall to raise funds.  The stall looked fantastic.


Georgie said “I really enjoyed taking part and can’t wait to do something like it again”.


Do you have an idea for building awareness? Or do you have a few hours to spare and would you like to get involved by volunteering for us?  Give us a call on 01246 852233.

New respite in Cornwall

We, here at Cancer Relief UK are please to announce the availability of our newly acquired respite property in Cornwall.

Based just 6 miles from Newquay, in the peaceful Atlantic reach, located in the rolling countryside, this two bedroom villa, with it’s own balcony is now available for cancer sufferers to take advantage of for a little quiet time.

Please contact us for more information and availability.respite1