Welcome to the Helen Feather Memorial Trust For Cancer Projects

The Trust was established as a registered charity in 2002 in memory of a brave and beautiful girl called Helen who died after an enormous battle against cancer.

The aims of the Trust are to support people with cancer and raise money for carefully selected Cancer Research Projects. We try always to give the money directly to the projects thus avoiding money being spent on administration or management. Before she died, Helen helped raise over £300,000 for cancer project including Clic, the CVI,
Gynaecological Research, Macmillan Nurses, St Michael's Hospice and The Barry Read Lab at Bart's Hospital.

In 2007, the Trust held their 5th Autumn Ball for Cancer at The Hurlingham Club and raised £270,000. Just over £230,000 was given to The Cancer Vaccine Institute to help with Professor Dalgleish's wonderful work at St George's Hospital. The rest of the money went to The Royal Marsden Hospital. It was a wonderful evening with the main entertainment by Shayne Ward (who gave his performance free to the charity.) Other entertainers were Gwen Dickie (previously lead singer with Rolls Royce) and opera /crossover singer Alexandria Beck. See 'Autumn Ball for Cancer Projects.

Previously, at a similar Ball in 2004 we raised £204,000 which was divided between Prof. Jacob's research to help detect markers in the blood for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer and prof Dalgliesh's groundbreaking research into cancer vaccines. Prof Jacobs wrote a year later to say, based on the foundation of the funding that the Helen Feather Trust gave them, they were able to build a major research effort and secure additional funding which they woudl not have been able to do without our initial donation.

Due to the kindness of many people in raising money through sponsored bike rides, marathons and other events, we have been able to give donations to other cancer projects including, Trinity Hospice and the new NHS cancer hospital opening in London in 2012.

In March 2010, we held our first very succcessful Art Exhibition at The Hurlingham Club and raised £8,000 which has bought 8 special chemotherapy chairs for the new State of the Art Cancer Hospital opening in London in 2012.

Please take the time to see the our Cancer Vaccine Institute Video. The video is also available on Vimeo for anyone who wants to put the video on their website.