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The Beyond Cancer Charity was established by a group of mainly African/Caribbean women three of whom were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.  The Charity is diverse and through members of its board and volunteers it provides support and a listening ear to anyone in Leeds during their stages of a cancer diagnosis, appointments and treatment.


Using our own experiences, awareness and funding raising events are regularly held to both encourage others and further develop the work of the charity.


  • The relief of sickness and the promotion of good health through the provision of support to people, predominantly from ethnic minority groups who have a cancer diagnosis, in particular those who have a breast cancer diagnosis living within the Leeds Metropolitan area and supporting the work of other charities working with people with cancer diagnosis.


  • The advancement of education of the public by raising awareness particularly amongst health care professionals of the support and needs of people from ethnic minority groups who have a cancer diagnosis.



  • We encourage other men and women to seek early checks.

  • We provide a listening ear to women and men during their stages of cancer diagnosis and treatment

  • We provide a holding hand for those attending hospital appointments

  • We offer support to people at different stages of their recovery

  • We provide support to those who have been affected by the diagnosis of a family member

  • We support family members who are bereaved

  •  Our special wishes programme, provides a special treat to those diagnosed with cancer and their families




Funds raised by Beyond Cancer or donated to us are  primarily gifted to cancer charities and the Beyond Cancer Special Wishes Programme.  A small proportion of these funds are retained for the running of the charity.

Since being established in October 2010, we are proud of the difference we are making by raising awareness and our fundraising activities which have provided support to many individuals and cancer charities.


  • We have held five successful Charity Fundraising Balls

  • Beyond Cancer Committee Members and friends participated in the Race for Life (charity runs) for Cancer Research

  • We started our Special Wishes Programme

  • We celebrated our Annual Fundraising Event to celebrate our Birthday

  • We published our Annual Newsletter

  • We made donations to the following charities: Black Health Initiative, Haven Breast Cancer Care, Pink Lily Breast Cancer Care, The MacMillan Robert Ogden Centre, ACLT and Teenage Cancer Trust, St Gemma's Hospice, Yorkshire Cancer Centre

  • We received two community award nominations in recognition of our work

  • Fundraising events were run by community groups and individuals

  • Beyond  Cancer Committee Member sharing her cancer journey through a local Radio Campaign promoting the benefits of the National Breast Screening Programme with an aim to encourage other women to take up screening

Presentation - Cancer Research
BC Leaflets
Midnight Walk 2013
Beyond Cancer Race for Life Team
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