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The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

roy-castleRegistered Charity No: Eng & Wales 1046854 Scotland SC037596

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world. Our vision is to defeat lung cancer.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation was established by thoracic surgeon Ray Donnelly as the Lung Cancer Fund in 1990.

In 1992, entertainer Roy Castle was diagnosed with lung cancer. A lifelong non-smoker, he adopted a positive attitude to his situation and courageously devoted much of the last year of his life to promoting the work of the charity, to which he gave his name. With the money raised from his moving Tour of Hope, the Roy Castle International Centre for Lung Cancer Research was built.

Starting from nothing the Foundation has developed a major record of achievement and shown evidence that it can achieve the ambitious programme it is now proposing.

  • works towards defeating lung cancer through research, campaigning and education
  • provides practical and emotional support for patients and all those affected by lung cancer and smoking
  • enables children and young people to make informed decisions about smoking and the tobacco industry.