Welcome to Cura
At the current time Cura is in a time of transition. Our small charity is changing and sadly we are unable to accept any further grant applications during this time. We will keep our website updated but in the meantime if you require financial support please contact your local Macmillan nursing team either via your GP or local hospital Breast Unit or visit the website: www.macmillan.org.uk. Your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) can also offer invaluable advice. We apologise that we are unable to accept any further grant applications at the current time.
What we do
Cura supports breast cancer patients by way of financial grants.
- Do you live in the Hillingdon and Home Counties area?
- Are you struggling to make ends meet, whilst coping with breast cancer?
- If the answer to the above questions is yes, Cura would like to hear from you - we may be able to help.
Cura makes grants to help breast cancer patients, regardless of whether they are being treated within the NHS or private sector. Cura Grants are generally IRO £300 and we prefer to put the amount towards something specific, maybe a fuel bill, a new washing machine, a new bed or some help in the home.
Cura welcomes applications from patients directly or referrals from their health care professionals.APPLICATION FORM
Ways to contribute
Could you help us in our work?
Every donation is greatly appreciated and will help ease someone’s journey through breast cancer.
There are many ways in which you can help Cura raise funds to support breast cancer patients.
Our supporters and partners
Fund raising events
Raising much needed funds to help people who are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Cura is sponsoring a new annual award which will recognise and celebrate ‘Community Spirit’ to be awarded annually to selected a pupil or teacher of Heath Mount School. The award is being sponsored as an expression of gratitude to one of their teachers, Simon Pay who, along with his wife Georgina, made an incredible collaborative effort to support Cura with many different events and challenges including the 3 Peaks Challenge, school fundraising summer ball and a ballet event held at the school. Cura wanted to recognise the hard work which Simon put in to recognise the work that we do.
Marathon run in aid of Cura
Emma Paul is kindly running the London Marathon in aid of Cura. We're excpetionally grateful to her and hopefully she raises lots of money for us. In Emma's words:
'Hi, My Name is Emma Paul and this year I will be running the London Marathon for the first time. I live in Hertfordshire so when I came across Cura I was really excited to fund raise for a local charity supporting breast cancer patients.' Please donate here
You can’t miss the shocking pink Cura gazebo! We have friends and supporters ready and willing to bake cakes for us to sell at all kinds of events! Look out for us at Uxbridge Sports Club County Cricket Days, Bishops Wood Hospital cake sales and Eastcote Cricket Club Cura cricket match. Maybe you are an organisation planning an event at which we can hold a bake sale and provide refreshments raising extra funds for Cura?
Spring black tie ball
Moor Park Golf Club has been host to our glamorous Spring Balls! The mansion house has provided an exceptional venue for our biggest fundraising events and offered kind generosity towards Cura. The balls have been fun-filled including a sumptuous dinner, auction, raffle, casino and other entertainment with live music. Everyone has enjoyed a fabulous evening whilst raising money and awareness for the charity.
Hosted by our friends at Uxbridge Sports Club, our annual Supper Quiz Night has proved popular with locals and supporters alike. An informal evening of question rounds on specific subjects makes for a fun and competitive evening with lots of laughs along the way and a delicious supper!
This annual event is a highlight in our calendar in late summer. Held at Eastcote Cricket Club with our bountiful cake and tea stall, we sell raffle tickets and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. The wonderful Ickenham Ladies cricket team and the Bishops Wood Hospital team provide entertainment and banter as they battle it out on the pitch! These generous-hearted people give their time and energy to support Cura providing spectators at a truly special local event.
Think Pink Tea Party
Thank you Gilly for holding your 'Think Pink Tea Party' for Cura! Please visit Gilly's online Etsy shop for all sorts of special, hand crafted gift ideas! https://www.etsy.com/shop/gillymakes
Cura came into being in 2012 to offer financial support to breast cancer patients with limited means who live in the London Borough of Hillingdon and neighbouring Home Counties including Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Cura has no overheads and all funds raised are used to help patient applicants.
Cura has no permanent staff or administration costs and relies on donations and fundraising activities to make grants.
Cura is committed to helping breast cancer patients regardless of whether they are being treated by the NHS or the private sector.Learn more
Stories from people we've helped.
Mrs S had put on weight during her chemotherapy which is a known side-effect of some breast cancer treatment. She needed to buy new clothes during the winter months but especially new bras following mastectomy surgery. Cura was able to help in providing clothing vouchers for high street stores.
Broken Washing machine
Miss W was struggling through her treatment, using a local laundrette as her washing machine was broken. After speaking with the patient, Cura ordered a new washing machine to be plumbed in for her and the old one taken away. Miss W emailed Cura: ‘I really felt like someone was trying to help when I felt so lonely’.
Become a volunteer
Help make a difference
By volunteering with Cura you can find enjoyment and fulfilment in helping to make a real difference to the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.Learn more