Brightening lives

Since 1996 work funded by BRIGHT has significantly improved patient survival outcomes and treatments


Bright Future

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. Help us fund vital research and new treatment options for this and other gastro-intestinal cancers


Shining Bright

BRIGHT helped to fund a Papillon machine – an alternative treatment option to life-changing surgery


BRIGHT funds vital research and new treatment options for gastro-intestinal cancer patients at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.

Cancers we support through the charity include bowel cancer and cancers of the stomach, oesophagus, pancreas and gallbladder.


If you’d like to make a donation to support our research projects and fund new cancer treatments, you can either donate online with JustGiving or by post with a cheque

The investment in the Papillon machine is already showing success, with some of those treated seeing complete resolution and now, with the introduction of a new database, St.Luke’s will be at the heart of tracking Papillon treatment effectiveness worldwide

Dr. Alexandra Stewart, Consultant clinical oncologist

The whole field of oncology is changing to focus on targeted treatments and with increased knowledge at the molecular level, we can provide better, more personalised treatments and improve outcomes

Dr. Dhillon, Consultant medical oncologist

A scan revealed that conventional radiotherapy had shrunk the tumour to a level which made me an ideal candidate for Papillon treatment. It was a great relief to me that I didn’t have to go through major surgery at my age

Mr Prebble (age 87, from Haslemere, Surrey)

Latest News & Events

SURREY THREE PEAKS WALK – 24th June 2017 ( Places still available)

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BRIGHT are putting together a team to walk the Surrey Three Peaks on 24th June to help raise vital funds to enable us to carry on the research into better treatment options for gastro-intestinal cancer. We still have places left, so if you are interested in being part of this amazing team please contact Or if you don’t fancy walking we are always looking for lovely volunteers to help cheer our fundraisers on.

BRIGHT Fundraising Golf Event at Clandon Regis Golf Club – Friday 12th May 2017

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On Friday 12th May 2017, BRIGHT will be hosting a Charity Golf Day at the stunning Clandon Regis Golf Club in West Clandon, Surrey. The cost is £55pp for members and £75pp for non members. This includes breakfast and a late lunch.

For more details and to reserve a team please contact our Committee member Claire Charlier at, who is kindly organising this fantastic event.

Braving the cold for BRIDGE!

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Last Friday over 60 loyal supporters of BRIGHT braved the cold icy conditions to come along to BRIGHT’s Annual Bridge fundraising which was  kindly hosted by  Clandon Regis Golf Club.

After a delicious buffet lunch, the bridge players enjoyed a great afternoon of cards and helped to raise over £800 for the charity – a fantastic sum.

The support from the players and the club was amazing and the money raised will go towards funding vital research and new treatment options for GI cancer patients.

As the event was such a success, we have already planned to hold our next bridge event at the same venue on Friday 12 January 2018 (more details nearer the time). If you are interested to take part please contact to reserve a table.