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

Ladies Night

21 October 2015

Buy your tickets for the Action Cancer Ladies Night event at The Ivory Restaurant, House of Fraser.


01 November 2015

Have you ever wanted to jump out of a plane? If so, Action Cancer can help you to do this.

NYC Marathon

03 November 2015

Fancy a run at the New York Marathon? Take part in the world’s most renowned marathon for a great local cause. Both walkers and runners are welcome to sign up - the finish line is open for at least 8 hours, so there's no excuse!