Donations & Fundraising

The work of GIST Cancer UK is supported by donations from its supporters.

We very much appreciate the efforts of all our supporters and fundraisers. The money you raise helps us to continue to support GIST patients and fund research into GIST cancer. The charity is run by volunteers, and receives no government funding.

If you’d like information or support for fundraising please contact us at

How to Donate:

Our video explains how...

Please Click here

With thanks to Bath University Rotork Challenge students for creating this video.

Donate On Line via JustGiving

Make a one-off donation via our GIST Cancer UK JustGiving account by clicking "Give now" or set up a monthly donation conveniently and securely with your credit or debit card.

Make a one-off donation via our PAWS-GIST JustGiving account by clicking "Give now"  having pressed the blue button below or click "Start fundraising" to create your own fundraising page to benefit PAWS-GIST. This allows your friends and family to donate to PAWS-GIST in the name of your event or appeal.


Send a Cheque to our Treasurer

Send a Cheque Donation

Make your cheque payable to: "GIST Cancer UK".  Alternatively if you want your donation to go particularly to the PAWS GIST area of our work, please make your cheque payable to "GCUK (PAWS-GIST)".

Please also indicate if you want us to treat your donation as GiftAid.

Cheques should be sent to:

The Treasurer, GIST Cancer UK, 5 Monks Way, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 7ER

GIST Cancer Awareness Day Appeal!

As many of you will be aware, 13th July is "GIST Awareness Day" in the International Calendar.

This is a day to raise awareness that rare GIST Cancer exists and that our patients need support and research for improved treatments and a ultimately a cure.

GIST patient advocacy groups all over the world use this day to raise awareness of GIST Cancer.

This year we have chosen to launch GIST Cancer UK's Awareness day appeal in the hope that everyone will spread the word and find all possible ways to help us raise funds for more patient support and research and to address the dent that COVID-19 has put in our income.

Here are some of the research projects we are already funding, and there are more in the pipeline...

More information about our appeal can be found via this link.

On behalf of the GIST Cancer UK Trustees -

Thank you for supporting our campaign and for your help in spreading the word!

Join our "1000 hours for GIST" project

Our "1000 hours for GIST" project is to encourage 1,000 busy people who wish to help, to sign up and donate one hour (or equivalent) of their wages each month.

Every penny raised enables us to continue to support patients, raise awareness and fund GIST cancer research. GIST Cancer UK banks with HSBC and you can help and donate by:

Setting up a standing order with your bank or donating to GIST Cancer UK using the following:


Account Name:      GIST Cancer UK
Account number:   00078670
Sort code:                40-41-57                  

Text Giving

We have set up a Text Giving service using the fundraising platform DONATE.


To make a text donation to GIST Cancer UK please text:

  • GIST to 70970   (to donate £5)
  • GIST to 70191   (to donate £10)

To make a text donation to PAWS-GIST please text:

  • PAWS to 70970   (to donate £5)
  • PAWS to 70191   (to donate £10)

Text donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at standard network rates. For Terms & Conditions, see

Our posters promoting this service can be downloaded by clicking the images above.


If you'd like to raise funds for GIST Cancer UK, please get in touch!

Email us at and we can provide you with a fundraising pack and advice and support for your event or challenge.

We’re registered with online donation platform Justgiving for GIST Cancer UK and the PAWS-GIST fund.

(to set up a fundraising page for the PAWS-GIST fund, click "Start fundraising" to create your own fundraising page to benefit PAWS-GIST. This allows your friends and family to donate to PAWS-GIST in the name of your event or appeal.

You can also raise money using our sponsor form that can be downloaded sponsorform.

Looking for a challenge? If you would like to take part in an organised event or have a particular challenge in mind, please get in touch. We can provide advice and help on how to register and provide support for your fundraising.

We're delighted to offer charity places for some of the UK’s great sporting events such as the London marathon and RideLondon. Whether you’re looking for a place in an event, or you already have a place in an event we’d love to hear from you and welcome you to #TeamGIST!

Take part in RideLondon!

RideLondon was established by the Mayor of London in 2013 as an Olympic legacy event from the 2012 London Games. After seven editions, RideLondon has grown into the world’s greatest festival of cycling, featuring 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities enjoying a range of different mass participation rides, along with road races contested by the world’s best professional riders.

We have charity places and would love for you to join our team!

We’ll supply you with a GIST Cancer UK cycling vest and have a loud support team to cheer you on during the day.

To register your interest in this event or for more details on our charity places please contact:

Take part in Kiltwalk 2022 - Registration now open!

Sign up for one (or all) of this year's FIVE Kiltwalk events using this link and start raising funds for GIST Cancer UK!


  • The Mighty Stride (22-26 miles),
  • The Big Stroll (11-15 miles)
  • The Wee Wander (3-6 miles)

all make their return in 2022 so there's a Kiltwalk event for everyone! 


All funds raised will receive an extra 50%* boost thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.

This link will take you to the registration page where you can choose which event and select GIST Cancer UK as your charity ...

Thank you for your support!


Take part in other organised events (Marathons, Triathlons etc)

If you'd like to support GIST Cancer UK by taking part in an organised event or particular challenge, and would like advice or help to register please do let us know and we'll be happy to help you where we can! You can download a pdf version of our Sponsorship form here.

We're delighted to offer charity places for some of the UK’s great sporting events. If you already have a place in an event we’d love to hear from you and welcome you to #TeamGIST!

If an event you’re interested in isn’t listed here, or you’re looking for further inspiration, please contact and we’ll do all we can to help.

Organise Your Own Charity Event

Our amazing supporters over the last few years have organised hugely successful events such as Summer Garden Parties, quiz Nights, fish & chip suppers, coffee mornings and taken part in sponsored cycle rides, marathons and swimathons on our behalf.

If you have an idea for a fundraising event that you'd like to discuss with us - we would love to hear from you. 

Please contact us at 

Employer & Business Led Funding

You may be able to double or even triple the impact of the funds you have raised with matching donations from your employer.

Please talk to your human resources department to find out if your company will match your donations made to GIST Cancer UK.


Payroll giving enables employees to give to a charity straight from their gross salary (before tax is deducted). The scheme allows employees to give more for less as the tax that would normally be paid to the government can be gifted to the charity too. It allows employers to contribute to sustainable corporate social responsibility initiatives.



How does it work?
• The individual (who must be on PAYE) decides on the amount and the charity/charities that should receive it and informs their payroll department.
• The employer must have set up a relationship with a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA). PGAs are registered charities, regulated by HMRC, who receive the donations and transfer donations from employers to charities.
• The majority of employers who offer Payroll Giving do so alongside Pennies from Heaven as they want to make sure they offer all staff a way to donate through pay. PFH donations are less than a pound so particularly appeal to part time or lower paid workers. Traditional Payroll Giving schemes are more popular with people employed in more senior positions and those on higher salaries.
Further details are available here


you can sign up with organisations such as Charities Trust www, or Charitable Giving and select GIST Cancer UK as your charity of choice.

Pennies from Heaven (PFH) is the UK's largest micro giving scheme for employees and pensioners. Quite simply employees / pensioners sign up once and from then on every payslip is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity e,g. if net pay was £850.34 then 34p would be donated.


How does it work?
• The most you can ever give is 99p every time you are paid, the taxman will add 25% at no cost to the donor or employer.
• Each employer chooses one or more charities to which all staff and pensioners donate to.
• Every month employers send PFH the donations for distribution to the nominated charities
• PFH is particularly suitable for larger employers (between 700 & 1,000 staff)
• Employers can also donate to the chosen charities on a Matched Giving Basis
• PFH allows employers to bring their team together to achieve a common goal

Click here for further information...


Pennies – the Digital Charity Box, facilitates charity donations when paying by card online or face-to-face. The company e.g. a retailer, restaurant or pub chain picks a charity and offers customers the option of rounding or topping up their bill when paying electronically.


How does it work?
• Retailers must have the potential to raise a minimum of £10k per annum, so we are looking for a business with several outlets and/or a large on-line shop.
• Pennies works in the background and there are no set-up or ongoing costs.
• The customer is presented with a one click option asking if they wish to donate on the card machine so staff don’t need to prompt.
• Many payment technology providers now offer Pennies in their products, it can also be offered in apps, as well as online and in-store.
Click here for further details

Can you help?

The Trustees at GIST Cancer UK are looking for employers who are able to support us by offering the schemes described above, so if you know a business that might be able to help, please contact

We will be very happy to talk to them and explain how the schemes work! Thank You for your support.

Ways We Can Help With Your Fundraising:

Our online fundraising tools enable you to set up personalised fundraising pages quickly and easily, using  JustGiving .

 (N.B. If you are setting up a fundraising page for our PAWS-GIST compaign please use this link and Click "Start fundraising" to create your own fundraising page to benefit PAWS-GIST).

However if it's paper sponsorship forms you prefer, you can download one easily here . We can also help by supplying printed T-shirts, running vests, collecting tins and a range of awareness raising posters & flyers. Our dedicated fundraising co-ordinator will help you with any aspects of your GIST Cancer UK or PAWS-GIST fundraising.

Click brochure images below to download our Fundraising Information Packs: 


If you would like to discuss any of your fundraising ideas with us, please do get in touch with us at:

If you wish to raise funds for our PAWS-GIST initiative please contact us at or visit for more information.

Other ways to Donate:


Do you have any items you would like to sell? You can sell items on Ebay and donate a chosen portion of the sale price (between 10 and 100%) to GIST Cancer UK. The proportion of the sale price that is donated to GIST Cancer UK is then free of sellers fees!


Don’t forget, if you’re eligible for GiftAid to select this option on your PayPal account.

Raise money for us while you shop!

You can now help us raise money for GIST Cancer UK and PAWS-GIST by shopping online too!

Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,600 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS,, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for GIST Cancer UK or PAWS-GIST every time, it’s that easy!

Click on the banner images below to find out more...

     Fundraise for GIST Cancer UK

           Fundraise for PAWS-GIST

Easy Fundraising - Collect FREE funds for us every time you shop online!

Don't send me a card

Looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to paper waste from greetings cards?

Or have you missed the last post to get a card there in time?

We’re registered with  where you can send e-cards and donate the money you would have spent on a card to GIST Cancer UK!


Amazon Smile

We’re registered with Amazon Smile. If you start your Amazon shopping at Amazon Smile,  Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to GIST Cancer UK.


Much Loved - online memorials...


GCUK is registered with Much Loved a the leading Tribute website service, which offers bereaved people a free online memorial in memory of a loved one.


It provides a quick and easy way to record and share memories and stories.

Pictures, music and video, as well as light virtual candles which can be added to help create a truly special and unique tribute memory of a loved one.

For those looking to fundraise in response to the death of a loved one Much Loved has the ability to process donations and collect Gift Aid for UK charities. While the optional Funeral Announcement facility provides an ideal way to communicate funeral information to guests and collect funeral donations.

Much Loved is supported by over 500 Funeral Directors.

For further information visit:

Leave a Legacy Gift...

Legacies are an important source of income for GIST Cancer UK, helping to fund research into this rare cancer and ensuring our good work continues. If you are thinking of writing a Will, we are happy to help but if you already have a Will and would like to include a gift to GIST Cancer UK (sometimes called a legacy), there may not be any need to rewrite your Will. After honouring your loved ones first, the donation can be as small or large as you like - every gift makes a big difference and helps GIST Cancer UK. Thank you.

If you’d like to discuss other ways to raise funds for GIST Cancer UK please contact us at