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

Papillon Patient Evening a great success

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On 26th April, Dr Alexandra Stewart, Chair of the BRIGHT charity gave new and old patients an update on the results of the Papillon treatment available at St Luke’s Cancer Centre. The evening was hosted by the BRIGHT Charity who helped part fund the machine and bring the revolutionary treatment to the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford. The evening was a chance for patients to meet other patients and to hear an update on the treatment and the plans for the future. Mr Prebble who was the first patient treated with this new machine scooped up the raffle prize – it wasn’t a fix! We were extremely lucky also to have been joined by Sue Davies who runs the PAPS Support group and her son Mark Davies, who was the youngest patient to be treated using this machine at the age of 31. If you have received Papillon treatment and would be willing to share your story to help others please get in touch with Olivia Abel on

Charity Golf Day at Clandon Regis raises over £7,000!

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On the May 12th BRIGHT hosted a Charity Golf Day at the stunning Clandon Regis Golf Club. A bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits on the day and it was a staggering success raising over £7,000 thanks to the generosity of old and new supporters. Huge thank you goes to Committee Member Claire Charlier who dedicated a great deal of time and passion into helping make the day such a success. If you would like to run a similar Golf Day for us then please get in touch with Olivia Abel on

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.