Who We Are

Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity. Our mission is to save lives and support local people affected by cancer through detection, support, prevention and awareness. We provide the following services:

In Northern Ireland someone receives a cancer diagnosis every hour of every day and one in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. While cancer rates are on the increase, early detection and improved treatments mean that survival rates are improving. Our services have never been needed more.

We deliver our services from Action Cancer House, Belfast, & onboard our mobile unit, the Big Bus, which travels to over 220 locations throughout Northern Ireland annually. Our therapeutic services have a regional presence in L/Derry, Strabane, Portrush, Coleraine and Lurgan & we deliver our health promotion programmes to schools, community groups and workplaces all across Northern Ireland.

This year, Action Cancer will provide early detection, support and prevention services to over 50,000 people, including breast screening for 10,000 women.

All money raised for Action Cancer stays in Northern Ireland to support local people. We need to raise more than £3.5 million every year to deliver our vital services. Action Cancer does not receive government funding and we therefore rely heavily on donations from the public and the local business community.

For more info call 028 9080 3344 or email [email protected]

Upcoming Events

smart Car Owner Rally

01 August 2015

Are you a smart owner, or know a friend who is? If so, why not show off your smart and enjoy a very scenic fun day with fellow smart owners.

Giant's Walk

05 September 2015

Our 2015 Giant’s Walk will take place on Saturday 5th September 2015. This walk follows the stunning Causeway coastal path from the Giant’s Causeway to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Great North Run

13 September 2015

Support Action Cancer in this year's Great North Run from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields.