Cancer Charity

About the Anneline Gorman Fund

Cancer or “The Big C” is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of young and old alike. With so many national and international charities researching treatments and cures, the future looks bright for many cancer patients for whom it is no longer an automatic death sentence.

There are many types of cancer, some are more common than others and some are more treatable than others. Unfortunately, the gap between the highest and lowest mortality rates is colossal and the issue can often be one of funding allocation based on instances of the disease. Ovarian cancer is one such type.

According to Cancer Research UK, 7,116 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011 against nearly 50,000 diagnoses in the same year for breast cancer. Ovarian cancer has a higher mortality percentage rate, particularly and especially in women over 65. It is the fifth most common cancer in women, the third most common gender-specific cancer in women, and accounts for 4% of all cancers in women.

Every week, somewhere in the UK some 130 women are told they have ovarian cancer – that’s 11-12 every day.

What we do and who we are?

The Anneline Gorman Memorial Fund

Our charity is dedicated to raising awareness and funding to combat this terrible disease. We are a not for profit organisation and all proceeds will fund the research of Charlie Gourley at The University of Edinburgh, the researcher who treated and helped Anneline Gorman between diagnosis and her death. It will also go to Professor Hani Gabri ( for his vital work, a world-renowned oncologist at Imperial College in London. Their ground-breaking research is helping and will help women with this disease in future, but we need your help.

Stephen Gorman is the son of Anneline Gorman in whose name this charity was founded. He owns a digital marketing agency and has recently become a father for the first time. His mother touched many people’s lives, her warmth and positivity inspired him to want to help people who are going through what he went through. Stephen hopes that The Anneline Gorman foundation will improve access management and treatment of the disease, greatly improve survival rates and hopefully contribute something to finding a cure.

We cannot do that without your support and most importantly, your donations.

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