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Raffingers Foundation

Raffingers Foundation was formed in 2016, in memory of Jason Kew, a dear husband and friend, who sadly lost his life to pancreatic cancer, as well as to honour those family members of the firm who have been lost to ovarian cancer. Approximately 4% of pancreatic cancer patients survive for five years or more from diagnosis; this figure is 46% for those affected by ovarian cancer. Therefore, we host a range of fundraising days throughout the year to help raise money, as well as awareness. We invite you to join us at any of these events as well as to fundraise for us.

With an estimated 2.5 million people in the UK affected by cancer, Raffingers are pleased to announce ‘ Raffingers Foundation’, a charity we have set up to honour those affected by Pancreatic and Ovarian cancer.

The foundation is run by volunteers, which means every single penny raised is distributed in one of two ways:

1. Directly to research projects conducted by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and Ovarian Cancer Action.

2. Directly to families affected by pancreatic or ovarian cancer and experiencing financial difficulties. This money is used to help with costs, such as private counselling for any family members, training, and equipment.

Amount Raised

£19000

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Charity Number: 1171885

Upcoming Events

Charity Ball

Raffingers Foundation Charity Ball 2018

After the huge success of our Charity Ball in 2017, which raised over £12,000! We are pleased to bring you our 2018 Charity Ball, which will be bigger and better. This exclusive and exciting event is a great opportunity for you to bring together your friends, family, work colleagues and clients for a fantastic evening, whilst at the same time raising money for ovarian and pancreatic cancer causes.

Raffingers Foundation Fund

As well as supporting two amazing charities. At Raffingers Foundation we also provide financial support for individuals and families that have been affected by pancreatic and ovarian cancer. Whether you have been affected directly by one of these cancers or are a family member, we can provide funding of up to £500. These funds are given to help families that are experiencing financial difficulties and can be used to help with costs, such as private counselling for any family members, training, and equipment. To apply, please take note of the terms and conditions below and email lauren.aston@raffingers.co.uk for further information.

Terms & Conditions

  • All requests will be considered by the committee at the monthly meetings. A majority vote by the committee will determine whether you are successful with your request
  • The decision of the committee is wholly discretionary and there is no timeframe for making payment
  • If you are successful with your application the charity will pay the donation directly to the third party and not to the applicant directly
  • The committee decision is final and there are no appeal procedures.
  • The donations are to help families who are experiencing financial difficulties and the committee has the right to request financial details to verify your application. If this information is not supplied within 30 days then your application will be cancelled
  • All applications will be treated confidentially

Charities We Support

A proportion of all of the money we raise is split between Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and Ovarian Cancer Action and is used to help fund some of their research projects.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund supports research into improving diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. To date, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has supported 40 research projects with grants totalling £6.2million – all through fundraising and donations. Visit their website to find out more.

Ovarian Cancer Action is dedicated to beating the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease. They fund research to help save people's lives as well as raising awareness about the disease. From the scientists working on the latest breakthroughs in the lab, to the people raising vital funds, they need to make their vision a reality. Visit their website to find out more.

Trustees

Lee Manning

Lee Manning

Chairman

Susan Kew

Trustee

Lauren Kelly

Trustee