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Cancerkin is linking up with world-renowned light artist Bruce Munro on a light show with a message – a message of hope. Bruce is constructing a modern day beacon, formed from 2730 plastic bottles individually lit in Cancerkin’s colours of pink and blue. Anyone affected by breast cancer can be part of this light show by sponsoring a light, attaching a personal message, helping to illuminate the night with their hopes and supporting Cancerkin’s work with their sponsorship.

  

At five metres wide and three metres high, the installation - called ‘Beacon On The Hill’ - will be placed bottle by bottle on a 288 metre chalk hill near Bath. A huge physical and logistical challenge, it will take a week for a team of five, working in all weathers, to construct this one-off installation, ensuring ‘Beacon’, and all it stands for, can be seen for miles.

Then, on the 24th of November, Beacon on the Hill will be lit up in front of a large crowd of supporters from across the country. The moment will be captured by a series of images, ensuring Beacon on the Hill will continue to be a symbol of hope and unity long after the lights are turned out.  

 

To sponsor a bottle, please click the ‘donate’ button and follow the instructions. Please remember that the messages you leave can be seen by all who visit this site. To sponsor a bottle with a private message, or to read the list of messages, please visitwww.cancerkin.org.uk/how-you-can-help/fundraising-events

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There’s still time to sponsor a message before the Beacon gets lit on the 22nd June 2013! So far, 2,400 bottles have been sponsored and £5,065 has been raised. For as little as £1, you too can send a massage to help illuminate the night with your hopes, support and dedications.

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Raising money for

Cancerkin

Cancerkin

Charity Registration No. 1085517

Cancerkin helps breast cancer patients and those close to them. It offers a wide range of complementary therapies, exercise classes, emotional support services, information and education and a lymphoedema clinic. All services are free of charge and it is entirely dependent on voluntary donations.

Donations 25

For our friends and family who died of cancer. Always remembered.

Donation by Christine & Keith Syme on 10/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/13

So much admire this amazing art installation for such an important and heartfelt cause

Donation by Liz Earle on 26/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

A light of .... courage for those dealing with cancer Relief for those who have recovered Hope for a cure Thanks for all of the carers

Donation by Christine on 25/06/13

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We truly admire all of your hard work, wishing you all the very best on the day

Donation by Caitriona & Barry xx on 21/06/13

20,00 €

May the Almighty grant us the patience to endure thru this sickness

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

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To support Cancerkin and all the wonderful work they do.

Donation by linda silverman on 09/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Thinking of Cancerkin and all who helped me during my illness.

Donation by Judith on 08/06/13

£20.00

In very loving memory of Joy and my Grampa. Two amazing people who succumbed to cancer stupidly early in their retirements, when they both had so much more to give.

Donation by Maria Padley on 06/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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For my Mum and Dad who beat the C, and for friends who are fighting right now xxx

Donation by Fiona Darey on 04/06/13

Donation by Anonymous on 22/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Keep looking up, RGL.

Donation by Ben Brice on 21/11/12

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For Gwen with love - Wife, mother, nana and fantastic person. Still in our thoughts and hearts Xxx

Donation by John & Mike on 21/11/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anjum Undre on 20/11/12

£50.00

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Lots of love and light for you, Steph

Donation by Catherine on 19/11/12

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For Tessa With Love

Donation by Philippa & Katherine on 14/11/12

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Donation by Teresa Hales on 05/11/12

Donation by Laura Gascoigne on 03/11/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

There is light at Beacon Hill as well as the end of the tunnel. It would not possible without support from charitable organisations such as Cancerkin.

Donation by Jayne Morris on 24/10/12

£15.00

For Jayne Morris and all whose lives are challenged by breast cancer. May a cure for cancer be found very soon. With love and respect,

Donation by Dawn Barton on 24/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Gisela Antunes on 24/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Kathryn Scorza on 23/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Sounds like a great idea - good luck with it all!

Donation by Lee Holden on 19/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£687.03
  • Offline donations£6,881.33
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£7,568.36
  • Gift Aid£146.25

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