Support Guy’s Cancer Charity, take on the challenge of a lifetime in memory of a loved one. Photograph of three people smiling and laughing.
Support Guy’s Cancer Charity, take on the challenge of a lifetime in memory of a loved one. Photograph of three people smiling and laughing.

Celebrate the life of a loved one

Sign up to One Life Challenge and do something remarkable to remember someone special. Raise funds to help advance cancer care in their name.

Your challenge in their memory

Remember your loved one in a way that’s as remarkable as they were by taking on a once-in-a-lifetime challenge. Walk, climb, run – or, if you’d prefer something less active, perhaps learning to cook their favourite food or picking up a new language or instrument is more you. Whatever you decide to do, we’ll support you every step of the way.  

You have one life. Make it count. 

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How One Life Challenge works

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Step 1 - Sign up online

Register online to set up your One Life Challenge page in honour of your loved one.

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Step 2 - Choose your challenge

Whether it’s something you’ve always wanted to do or something that would have made your loved one proud, we can help you make it happen. If you’re not sure what your challenge could be, check out what others have done below or get in touch below to arrange a chat.

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Step 3 - Get sponsored

Spread the word about your challenge and see how much you can raise. Share details on social media, at work and in your local community.

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Step 4 - Take on your challenge

It’s time to get going and achieve your challenge of a lifetime. Create new memories while leaving a lasting and meaningful legacy.

Get inspired by others

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Brooke's half marathon

“For me, running has been a place to put my grief and the Half Marathon gave me this special day dedicated to my Nan. Every person who goes out and raises money makes a difference. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done, so take the leap!”

Brooke’s Nan, Anne, was a massive part of her life. Described by Brooke as “the smallest woman, with the largest character,” the whole family were devastated when she was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer at age 67. When Anne sadly passed away a year later, Brooke resolved to run a half marathon to fundraise for Guy’s Cancer Charity and the pioneering hospital that gave more precious moments with her Nan.

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Rochelle learns to cook

“My Dad got so much pleasure from cooking for me and my sisters. So when he passed, it felt right to host a dinner in memory of him. I’m not much of a cook and I really wanted to do Dad’s favourite dishes – so it was a learning curve!”

When Rochelle’s Dad, Michael, passed away from blood cancer, Rochelle wanted to celebrate his life by doing something he loved. She challenged herself to master his favourite dishes and hosted a fundraising dinner to give back to the outstanding Guy’s Cancer team who cared for him.

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Toby's cycle ride

“We chose to support Guy’s Cancer Charity because the amazing team made things easier at every step. To anyone thinking about taking on a challenge, I’d say that life is short, and you don’t know what’s next. So just go and do it!”

When Toby’s girlfriend, Lucie, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022, Toby launched a cycling fundraiser to give back to Guy’s Cancer, where Lucie was being treated. Despite receiving exceptional care, Lucie’s cancer had spread to her brain, and she sadly passed away in June 2023, with Toby by her side.

About us

We’re not just Guy’s Cancer Charity. We’re Naema’s, Rachel’s, Jeff’s, Anju’s, and your cancer charity.
The impact of cancer is deeply personal. Lives can be forever shaped by the series of moments that begin with a diagnosis.

Moments of fear, pain, sickness and exhaustion. Hope, celebration, and loss. Every one of these moments matter, because everyone experiences cancer differently.

We’re here for the people behind every moment of progress. Whether it’s a major medical breakthrough, an enhancement in treatment, or the day a patient gets the all-clear after years of personalised care.

What we do

At Guy’s Cancer everyone gets personalised care which is as unique as they are. We’re here to help the outstanding team advance care that enhances lives.
We never forget the people at the heart of Guy’s Cancer, from the people who’ve just been diagnosed to the doctor using pioneering robotic surgery.
We support the people behind every moment of progress, so Guy’s Cancer can continue to transform lives.

How we do it

We fund pioneering research, innovative ideas, and new technologies, as well as supporting the inspiring individuals behind every moment of progress: the dedicated Guy’s Cancer team.

Our In Memory team is here to help

If you’d like to get in touch to find out more about the different ways you can give in memory of your loved one, support deciding on your challenge, or if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please get in touch with Olivia Bartlett in our In Memory team by phone 07919566682 or by email

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How your support helps Guy’s Cancer

By raising funds for Guy’s Cancer Charity, you can create a lasting tribute to your loved one. Thanks to your One Life Challenge, we can fund pioneering research, innovative ideas and new technology, and support the dedicated Guy’s Cancer team. Together, we can transform cancer care, one person at a time.

Our supporters

If taking part in a challenge isn’t your thing check out our other ways to support Guy’s Cancer Charity.