In 2001 he became increasingly concerned about the lack of resources for head and neck Cancer research and started fund raising, setting up the charity Oracle Cancer Trust
, which is now by far the largest head and neck cancer research charity in the UK. As Founder and Chairman of the charity he is pleased that over the past 15 years it has raised over £6 million for a comprehensive research programme, and at present we are helping to fund 14 PhD projects. HRH Princess Alexandra was one of our early supporters and was our Patron for six years. Since the beginning of 2018 our current Patron is Sir Michael Monpurgo.
We have a number of fund-raising events and in 2018 we shall celebrate our 13th annual Christmas concert at St. John’s, Smith Square with the choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge and the Thames Chamber Orchestra on 3rd December, our 8th annual Golf Day at Burhill Golf Course in the summer and our annual Research meeting at Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in the autumn. Details can be found on our website: www.oraclecancertrust.org.