The National Events Committee (NEC), chaired by Tania Bryer, organises high profile events to increase awareness of the work of Cancer Research UK, raising funds for its research and recruiting new supporters.
It was formed by Jennifer d’Abo in 1993 at the instigation of the then President of Imperial Cancer Research Fund. When the Fund merged with the Cancer Research Campaign to form Cancer Research UK in 2002, volunteers from both charities joined the committee with the ambition of supporting the new charity to achieve its aims. Since the NEC was established, we have raised over £6 million for Cancer Research UK.
Members come from a wide variety of interests and networks and contribute by organising individual fundraising events, procuring sponsorship and gaining publicity for Cancer Research UK.
Over the years, our portfolio has included an eclectic range of events and projects, some annual, some individual, some entirely spontaneous. Our carol concerts, Political Turn the Tables, Young Art and Foreign Sisters lunches are now established dates on the society calendar and our events continue to raise much needed funds for the charity’s vital work.