Caring Cancer Trust Patrons

Professor Ian Hampson and Dr Lynne Hampson

In Ian and Lynne Hampson, who head of the Oncology Research Laboratories at the University of Manchester, St. Mary’s Hospital, we are blessed with Patrons who take a close interest and hands-on approach to all our work. They are always ready to offer us advice and support.

Professor Ian Hampson writes:
The debate on animal testing in medical research is extremely controversial due mostly to the wide spectrum of viewpoints on this subject. For example, there are the infamous extremists who carry out illegal forms of terrorism in the name of this cause and which actually do more harm than good, polarising the viewpoint of most of society against their beliefs.

There is a strong case to be made however for restricting animal testing to the bare minimum and finding ways to eliminate it altogether, and that is the underlying principle of the Caring Cancer Trust.

The Medical Research Council, The Home Office, The Wellcome Trust and several large multinational drug companies now support the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction (NC3R’s) of the use of animals in research. Clearly there are real concerns over this practice and Caring Cancer Trust are in the forefront of the campaign to eliminate animal tested research altogether for both moral and scientific reasons.Ian and Lynne

Graham Bell

Graham Bell

5 time British Olympic Downhill skier, Graham is one of the best skiers the UK has ever known. He is the anchor presenter of BBC’s Ski Sunday, sports journalist and adventurer. He has given time to ski coach our Create2Go Alpine Adventure group of children with cancer.

jenny jones

Jenny Jones

Britain’s Olympic Snow Queen and Snowboard icon. She took home gold in the slopestyle at the 2009 and 2010 Winter X Games. In 2014, she became the first British athlete to win a medal in an Olympic snow event, winning bronze in the slopestyle. Jenny has given time to snowboard coach our Create2Go Alpine Adventure group of children with cancer.

Jamie Nicholls

Jamie Nicholls

Olympic Freestyle and Slopestyle Snowboarder. Jamie Nicholls is a two-time Olympian from Yorkshire who’s competed in some of the biggest snowboard and slopestyle competitions in the world, including X-Games, Tokyo Burton Rail days and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (where he came 6th).


Peaky Climbers Team

The Peaky cCimbers Team raise considerable sums of money each year Childhood Cancer Research and Create2Go Adventure Holidays.

John Reid

John Reid, Midnight Gallery

John Reid and his Midnight Gallery in London provide considerable and valued financial support, together with inspired Art teaching at our Create2Go Creative Adventure programme.


Steve and Rosie Norton

Steve and Rosie organize marathons and events in memory of their daughter Maisie, who was a Create2Go Adventure Holiday mentor, and gave so much inspiration in her short life to us at and to childhood cancer sufferers.

Virgin Money Giving


Ian and Lynne Hampson

Professor Ian Hampson and Dr. Lynne Hampson lead crucial animal-free oncology research into Childhood Leukaemia and Cervical Cancer at the University of Manchester Viral Oncology Research Laboratories.

Manchester University Research