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

BRIGHT receives over £4,000 in the Co-op’s Community Fund Scheme

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BRIGHT is delighted to hear the news that they will be receiving a staggering £4,232.48 from the Co-op. This money has been raised by Guildford Co-op shoppers through their Community Fund Scheme.

The money is being used to fund the production of a Papillon Information DVD to help patients become more informed about this revolutionary treatment. BRIGHT along with another local charity GUTS helped to bring this new contact radiotherapy treatment to St Luke’s Cancer Centre at The Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford. Over 100 patients have now benefited from this new treatment.

Fetcham Park to host BRIGHT Christmas Shopping Event

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Fetcham Park will open its doors on Saturday 18th November for a festive charity shopping event in aid of BRIGHT.

Now in its third year, there will be stalls selling handcrafted, homemade wares from local artisans like Velvet Goose, Babybird Candles and IKKARA perfect for stocking fillers and gifts under the tree. Seasonally-inspired refreshments will be available and a luxurious raffle, full of decadent prizes to be won.

This year’s event also ties in with the charity celebrating treating its 100th patient on the Papillon Machine that, thanks to fundraising events like these they were able to jointly fund.

The BRIGHT Christmas shopping event at Fetcham Park will take place on Saturday 18th November, between 10am-4pm.

Suggested donations (on the door) are £3 per adult, children can visit for free.

On-site parking is available.