Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for people whose lives have been impacted by cancer, but thanks to research and developments in technologies, many people are able to share more Christmases with their loved ones. Here at Cancer Research Wales, we fund world-class research to transform the lives of people living with cancer in Wales. Your generosity is needed more than ever to help create a more hopeful Christmas story for the thousands of families affected by cancer.

One of our researchers, Professor Alan Parker, kindly shared his Christmas story with us, telling us about the ten extra Christmases he and his mum had together, thanks to cancer research. You can read his story here. Today Professor Alan Parker is developing technologies that have a real prospect of making a difference to cancer patients in the next few years – and it wouldn’t be possible for him to do this without the support of the people of Wales.

Make a difference this Christmas and donate to Cancer Research Wales to help ensure Christmas memories can be made for years to come. Together we can help reduce the impact of cancer.


Thank you for your support.

Alongside Professor Alan Parker, some of our supporters have also generously shared their Christmas Story, which you can read below. If you’d like to share your #ChristmasStory with us, please do so here and help give hope, strength, and unity to people affected by cancer.

06 Dec 2021

Sian’s Christmas Story

This Christmas, as I reflect on my cancer journey, I can honestly say that I have a huge sense of gratitude to all those that have been part of my recovery. My family are. . . . .

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03 Dec 2021

Carrie’s Christmas Story

I lost my lovely, fun 59 year old mum Pauline to advanced breast cancer in December, 3 years ago. Sadly for the type of Breast Cancer she had the prognosis was pretty poor from. . . . .

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01 Dec 2021

Researcher Professor Alan Parker’s Christmas Story

I’m Professor Alan Parker, and I’m a researcher at Cancer Research Wales. Like many, I have a Christmas cancer story to tell, having lost my mum to cancer, when she was 50, and I. . . . .

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25 Nov 2021

David’s Christmas Story

Christmas is a time invested with so many meanings and emotions, regardless of your religious beliefs. It’s a time to reflect on what has gone before, and a time to contemplate what is to. . . . .

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