Are you ready to Stand Up To Cancer?

The lads from Bute Rugby Club got in on the action for last year's Stand Up To Cancer event with a sponsored wax - ouch!
The lads from Bute Rugby Club got in on the action for last year's Stand Up To Cancer event with a sponsored wax - ouch!

The Bute team at Cancer Research UK have had their thinking caps on, resulting in plenty of fund-raising plans for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer event on Friday, October 17.

The annual event asks participants to do something - whether big or small - to raise money, all of which goes straight into translational research. This research results in breakthroughs in the lab, and goes straight to cancer patients. And it will benefit patients within three years. The more money you raise, the sooner we’ll beat cancer.

Bute has always had a fantastic response to Stand Up To Cancer, with last year’s efforts raising over £4000 for the cause.

This year will see brave participants taking gunge baths and abseiling down a church spire, among other equally weird and wacky ideas.

The now-traditional massed event at Guildford Square will, this year, take the form of a world record attempt at the largest ceilidh in one venue. The record stands at 250 dancers, and it’s hoped that Bute will smash that target. The ceilidh starts at 12pm in Guildford Square on Friday, October 17.

To find out more or to keep up to date with the Bute team’s plans, visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

To view the official Stand Up To Cancer website, click here.