Daniel and Jack Dyson

Father & Son Day: Inspiring Men

Fundraising for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
raised of £155,000 target
We fund life-saving research to help cancer patients everywhere.


Father and Son Day was set up in 2014 by Daniel Marks and Jack Dyson, two friends who have both survived testicular cancer, whose fathers have had cancer, who have dealt with hospitals, helplines and
hospices, and who know first-hand that too many men suffer in silence rather than call on support.

Through focusing on fathers, sons and those who inspire one another, it honours the solidity of their unit, its strength, decency and trust – and uses their endorsement to create a dignified, honest space for vital dialogue, awareness and fund raising. Anyone can take part.

In line with Father’s Day on 21st June, this year we are inspiring men to reach out by asking supporters to send a message of appreciation to a person who has helped them on their own personal journey - and to inspire others to reach out in turn.


Buy* one of our exclusive Father & Son Day Orlebar Brown t-shirts via
orlebarbrown.com or mrporter.com, or donate whatever you can here.


  1. Share
    a message encouraging men to reach out for support and to go to their doctor, if they have a symptom that they’re worried about. Use #InspiringMen #FatherAndSonDay #HelpUsHelpYou and tag @fatherandsonday
    @royalmarsden @royalmarsdenNHS

  1. Share a video or photo of a person who has helped you on your personal journey and tell us why you appreciate them. It could be anyone; from the team at The Royal Marsden, to frontline workers, patients, friends or family. Use #InspiringMen #FatherAndSonDay and tag @fatherandsonday @royalmarsden @royalmarsdenNHS @orlebarbrown


*All net profits and donations this year will help to fund The Royal Marsden’s psychological support team.

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Father and Son Day isn’t tied to one specific date in the calendar. It goes deeper than that. Every day should be a #FatherAndSonDay.

About the charity

We raise money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £5,478.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

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