This charity is delivered by ONE family affected by cancer to improve the lives of THOUSANDS of other families across the UK

Thanks to all our wonderful gift donors, funders and fundraisers, in just over two years we have been able to donate:

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For people affected by cancer

A charity website for people with cancer and their families to access a variety of gifts generously donated by people and companies.

Find anything from restaurant meals, hotel stays, beauty treatments, tickets for events and attractions…

A big thank you to our most recent gift donors

Latest News

Fiona wins ‘Special Achievement’ National Lottery Award

Our Co-founder  was surprised at the 2018 National Lottery Good Causes Awards with the prestigious Special Achievement Award!

It was an overwhelming and emotional evening, certainly one of the best night’s of our lives!

A massive thank you to the National Lottery Good Causes for recognising the work that Something To Look Forward To does to improve the lives of families affected by cancer and cancer poverty across the UK.

Thank you also to Tim, Helen and everyone at BBC One who made the last few weeks such an incredible and uplifting time for our family.

Job Vacancy: Administrator

We are currently recruiting a resourceful person with great people skills to join our small, family run cancer charity ‘Something To Look Forward To’. If you have strong interpersonal and communications skills and have excellent administrative abilities then apply now!

You will need to be able to help and support the Charity Staff Team with all the background tasks necessary to our award winning organisation.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (flexible working between home and office)

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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Join us at the TriSudbury 2019 SPRINT Triathlon!

We are extremely excited to become the chosen charity for the TRISudbury SPRINT Triathlon 2019.

Following one of our co-founder’s introduction to this event last year we are now teaming up with TRISudbury to raise many more thousands of pounds for the charity at next year’s event.

As our not so athletic Andy has proven, anyone can take part and complete this great event. In brief it involves a 400m swim (in a pool), 23km cycle and 5km run/walk/crawl. So it is a great mixed challenge which last year we all completed at our own ‘comfortable’ pace.

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Charity Gig

Stingray, honed from the live pub and club circuit bring their vibrant performance to › The Blue Moon, Cambridge in aid of local charity ‘Something To Look Forward To’.

Stingray have selected the finest material from many of your favourite artists for the gig, and it’s sure to be amazing! As a guitar based, indie/rock band their diverse set ranges from classic tracks from The Stranglers and The Clash, to the most popular hits from contemporary artists such as The Killers, Elbow and Plan B.

The night is sure to be a blast and all ticket sales go directly to an incredible cause! Come along and support us as well as enjoy some fantastic live music.

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Ladies Styling Evening at Marks & Spencer, Cambridge

Come along to Marks and Spencer Cambridge January (date to be confirmed).

You will spend the evening looking through a variety of clothes, shoes, jewellery, accessories and take away an outfit of your choice.

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‘Mid Summer’ Madness

It’s not every day you find a Two Michelin Starred chef flippin’ bacon on the market!

Big thank you to Daniel Clifford of › Mid Summer House for continuing to support our charity (and making me an awesome Steak Baguette!).

Also big thanks to › Shelley & Sarah’s Cambridge Market Food Kiosk for their continued support.

Mother’s Day Dust Up

A huge thank you to one of our regular fundraisers, Jimmy Munnelly, for ‘taking it on the chin’ (or hopefully not) for our charity.

On 31st March Jimmy will be taking part in a ‘White Collar Boxing’ event at Ballare in Cambridge.

To come along and support Jimmy, with proceeds going to our charity, you can get tickets from › andy@somethingtolookforwardto.org.uk

Big thank you to › White Collar Boxing Cambridge for allowing us to be one of their chosen charities.

Thank you Tyrrell & Company

Another big thank you to › Tyrrell & Company for supporting our charity again this year. Their generosity continues to help us reach more people in Cambridgeshire who are affected by Cancer and Cancer Poverty.

Thank you for your continued support

Thank you to › Woburn Abbey and › Woburn Safari for continuing to support our charity on a regular basis. Their generous support has given many families a great day out.

Thank you to Sowerbys and their wonderful cottage owners

Holiday cottages often remain empty during off peak weeks. › Sowerbys Holiday Cottages very kindly worked with us to promote our charity to their cottage owners and we had a fantastic response from many of them who kindly gifted weeks in their cottages creating lots of happy holiday memories.

A big thank you to our regular donors!

Browns Brasserie Cambridge – We just love the bustling brasserie atmosphere and passionate team at › Browns Brasserie Cambridge!

We are very thankful to receive their support for the second year with another donation of 12 x Afternoon Tea’s for couples affected by cancer; the perfect way to create wonderful memories with your loved ones.

New partnership with Youth Cancer Trust

We are really pleased to announce a partnership with charity ‘Youth Cancer Trust’, which provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital.

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Charity of the year!

We are thrilled to be Marks and Spencer’s in Cambridge chosen charity of the year. This exciting partnership will bring lots of fantastic fundraising opportunities including bag packing and bucket collections so if you would like to get involved, please get in touch!

‘Something To Look Forward To’ are now providing people affected by ‘cancer poverty’ with essential donated items including clothes, shoes, toiletries, towels and bedding to offset the severe financial impact of their cancer diagnosis.

Already we have received incredible donations from the following businesses which have been distributed to our partner agencies.

Essentials Project

Improving the lives of people affected by Pancreatic Cancer

‘Something To Look Forward To’ are pleased to be working in partnership with the › Elizabeth Coteman Fund, another family run charity who are driven to help improve the quality of life for families affected by pancreatic cancer. The fund are supporting our work to provide free gifts and experiences to families affected by the disease. To reach those in need we are also working closely with › Pancreatic Cancer UK and › Pancreatic Cancer Scotland. › Click here to find out more about how to access this special project!

Big thank you to Whitehead Steelers JRFC Under 14s

We are pleased to be the chosen charity for the Whitehead Steelers JRFC Under 14s for 2018/19! Our charity was put forward by one of our service users who’s son plays for the rugby team and we are ecstatic for their support.

We are proud to have our logo on their new kits and look forward to being supported during their upcoming fundraising events!

‘Many Chefs’ at Restaurant 22… what a night!

A host of top chefs from restaurants around Cambridge came together on Sunday 30th October to create an amazing 7 course tasting menu for guests at › Restaurant 22.

All proceeds from the evening were kindly donated to the charity and reached a whopping total of £2,096.53.

Thank you to Sam Carter and Alex Olivier, owners of Restaurant 22, for hosting the evening. Thank you to Jamie Mountford of › Bedford Lodge Hotel for organising the entire event. Thank you to all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes and everyone who attended the restaurant and bought tickets. Finally, a big thank you to all the chefs who gave up their time and skills to produce what was an amazing culinary experience and all the waiting staff at Restaurant 22 for giving up their services for our charity.

There are plans in the pipeline for a similar event at another of Cambridge’s top restaurants. Tickets for the Restaurant 22 event sold out fast so please › follow us on Facebook to find out when and where the next fabulous evening is taking place.

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