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

Grateful cancer survivor raises over £2,000 at Charity Fashion Show

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We might be a small charity on paper, but BRIGHT continues to make a significant impact, in improving the outcomes for GI cancer patients at St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford. One of those patients is Joanna Dennis, who after being diagnosed with cancer was grateful to benefit from a new unique form of radiotherapy treatment, using a Papillon machine which BRIGHT helped to fund.

Joanna Dennis, owner of Jo Jo Boutique in Cuckfield was so grateful to be cancer free following this treatment, that she organised a Charity fashion show in aid of the charity and raised an incredible £2,000.

Andy starts his training for the 2019 London Marathon

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Always grateful when people approach us wanting to take on a challenge and raise money for BRIGHT.

Meet Andy who has chosen to run the 2019 London Marathon to raise money for a Charity which he says gave tremendous support and treatment when his mum Cindy, was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Andy says “The pioneering treatment received ensured she was able to lead a quality of life she wanted for a further two years and was in remission under the BRIGHT treatment. However the disease returned and sadly spread to the liver and she passed away in September 2017″.

Good luck with the training Andy. Please help share his story and if he has inspired you please do get in touch at

Cancer survivor Joanna Dennis hosts fashion show – 18th October 2018

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After surviving a battle with cancer, Joanna Dennis, owner of exclusive Jo Jo Boutique in Cuckfield, wanted to raise money for a local charity which is helping to provide greater patient choice in the way GI cancers are treated at St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford. BRIGHT along with another local charity GUTS funded the purchase of a revolutionary Papillon machine, which has now been used to treat nearly 140 patients.

On 18th October, Joanna will be hosting a Charity Fashion Show at The Queen’s Hall in Cuckfield with special guests appearances from Christopher Biggins and Lesley Joseph. Doors open 7pm. Please spread the word!