THE RAFFINGERS FOUNDATION
Raffingers Foundation was formed in 2016, in memory of Jason Kew, a dear husband and friend, who sadly lost his life to pancreatic cancer.
The foundation supports Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, and has also supported Ovarian Cancer Action since it’s formation in 2016. This year we are pleased to announce that in addition to supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, we will now be supporting the Alzheimers Society.
With an estimated 2.5 million people in the UK affected by cancer, and more than 520,000 people in the UK that have been diagnosed with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, our intention is to raise as much money as possible through a variety of fundraisers and events in order to help fight these heart-breaking illnesses.
The foundation is run by volunteers, which means every single penny raised is distributed in one of two ways:
1. Directly to research projects conducted by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and The Alzheimer's Society.
2. Directly to families affected by these diseases experiencing financial difficulties. This money is used to help with costs, such as private counselling for any family members, training, equipment or healthcare.
AMOUNT RAISED TO DATE:
Raffingers Foundation Fund
Whether you have been affected directly by one of these illnesses or are a family member, we can provide funding of up to £500. These funds are given to help families that are experiencing financial difficulties and can be used to help with costs, such as private counselling for any family members, training, and equipment. To apply, please take note of the terms and conditions below and email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Terms & Conditions
- All requests will be considered by the committee at the monthly meetings. A majority vote by the committee will determine whether you are successful with your request
- The decision of the committee is wholly discretionary and there is no timeframe for making payment
- If you are successful with your application the charity will pay the donation directly to the third party and not to the applicant directly
- The committee decision is final and there are no appeal procedures
- The donations are to help families who are experiencing financial difficulties and the committee has the right to request financial details to verify your application. If this information is not supplied within 30 days then your application will be cancelled
- All applications will be treated confidentially
Raffingers Charity Number - 1171885
CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
A proportion of all of the money we raise is split between Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and Alzheimers Society and is used to help fund some of their research projects.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund supports research into improving diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. To date, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has supported 40 research projects with grants totalling £6.2million – all through fundraising and donations. Visit their website to find out more.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure. We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time. Visit their website to find out more.
OUR PREVIOUS EVENTS
We are proud of the fundraising events we hold. Check out some photos below!
I wanted to get involved to help those who are close to us who have been affected by one form of illness that has taken their lives. It started when a close friend of mine at work lost her husband at a very early age due to cancer and we wanted to raise as much money as possible for her nominated charity and also offer financial help in times of need.
It also enables our team members to get involved in helping raise money, whilst ensuring high spirits in the process. Without the Foundation we would not have had some great golf days and gala balls, where we made some great memories whilst also helping those that need the money the most.
- Lee Manning
I am honoured to be helping the Raffingers Foundation raise money for these important causes. Jason, Susan's husband, was a dear friend who was taken from us too early. These two causes are not spoken about very often but have dramatic effects, leaving families devastated when the worst happens. It is great to be raising awareness, raising money and having fun at the same time.
- Michelle Calder
Raffingers Foundation has been so important to me and my family after losing my husband from Pancreatic cancer aged just 43. This charity is helping find a cure for this dreadful cruel cancer, I was already fundraising for PCRF before Raffingers foundation was set up, so for Raffingers Foundation to continue helping was overwhelming.
Until 2020, we were also helping Ovarian cancer which also has a low survival rate and, this year we announced our support for Dementia UK which also has no cure, all of these charities are desperately fundraising trying to help support families and urgent research.
So many of us all know someone who has been affected by one of the above, I just would like one day for there to be a brighter outcome for all. Whatever I can do, however small, I hope we can all make a big difference to someone else’s life now and if the future.
- Susan Kew
The Raffingers Foundation was started to help raise money for charities that mean so much to members of our Raffingers Family.
We may not be able to bring back the loved ones that we have lost, but to help prevent others from suffering the same is the greatest kindness of all.
If we are blessed to have our health, we should use this gift to work tirelessly and help others who don’t.
- Joshua Bharier
This year my Grandma sadly passed away after spending the past 10 years battling Alzheimer's. There are too many people in this world, like myself, who are losing loved ones to this disease as well as many others, such as Pancreatic Cancer which devastatingly took my colleagues' husband's life.
These illnesses do not just affect the person fighting them, they also affect every single person whose lives they have touched along the way, and that's why it's so important for foundations such as this one to be supported so that they can ensure these diseases get weaker and weaker, whilst we fight harder and stronger.
- Ashlee Bloom