Cure Claire's Cancer

£110,832 of £200,000 goal

Raised by 688 people in 4 months
Created September 19, 2018
Claire's Team
on behalf of Claire Bothwell
Our aim is to raise money for our wonderful friend Claire through Creative, Crafty and Convivial based endeavours – each event will be a celebration of Claire and an opportunity to make as much money as possible. You can read more about our campaign, see some of the events planned over the next few months and contribute via our website: www.cureclairescancer.org 

We are looking to raise £100,000 for Claire to find a cure for her cancer through research, cutting edge trials and experimental treatments, whilst also raising awareness for bowel cancer (which is becoming increasingly common in under 50s). 

Watch this space and like our Facebook page  to find out more about these events and feel free just to donate money directly…


Claire is simply wonderful. She is a warrior for social justice, an animal lover and one of the best friends anyone could hope for. She is a mum to three beautiful children, a loving wife, daughter, sister and dear friend.

It was a horrible shock for us all when last year Claire was diagnosed with bowel cancer. After surgery to remove the tumour it looked like she was in the clear. Unfortunately, tests showed it had spread to her lungs and despite getting 9 months of chemotherapy and five tumours removed from her lungs in the summer two more tumours have already appeared in her lungs. She has now been told it’s probably incurable.

As if that’s not unlucky enough Claire has also been diagnosed with a second unrelated cancer - lymphoma. But Claire, tenacious as always is determined to find a solution for herself and others in her situation. Having two different cancers excludes her from taking part in most trials so she is going to have to pay for any experimental treatment herself.

The good news is that there are new forms of immunology that could save her life. The treatments are at a very early stage and therefore hideously expensive and not available to Claire on the NHS.

Her best option now is to try and raise funds to be treated privately in America or Europe.


We are a diverse group of people based mostly in Scotland and Australia, brought together by a shared passion; our friend Claire. As an assorted collective with a variety of skills - we will be organising a series of events to help us hit our target of £100,000 which will hopefully cover the cost of any treatment Claire might be eligible for.

As well as the usual fund raising through raffles and the like, we will be hosting art auctions, skills auctions, gigs, club nights, making merch and much, much more. Each event will be a celebratory occasion that will reflect the nature of Claire’s bright, tenacious and quite frankly all round beautiful personality.

This page will help us keep a running tally of all monies made and allow people to donate easily. It is also a space to share updates about Claire and her treatment.


Claire is yet to decide on the best treatment for her cancer. She and her family are tirelessly researching the options. What is likely is that it will be far away and expensive. Through researching her own treatment Claire hopes to raise awareness for others in a similar situation. We will update all progress on this page and Claire is going to produce her own Podcast that will follow her journey to find a cure. If Claire is successful in finding treatment that isn’t so far away or isn’t as expensive as initially outlined,  all extra monies will be given to existing cancer charities.

So if you can spare even a couple of quid, Claire, her family and all of us would be massively grateful. If you want to join us at some of the awesome events we are pulling together we’d be more than happy to sell you a raffle ticket and a tote bag! PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP US CURE CLAIRE’S CANCER.
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Update 3
Posted by Suzy Houston
28 days ago
Just a quick bit of housekeeping: no raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, auctions, or returns on investment are offered in exchange for any donations made to this GoFundMe campaign so if you wish to make a donation for payment related to any of our events, please contact cureclairescancer@gmail.com in the first instance and we can provide you with further information. Many thanks for all of your support so far.
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Update 2
Posted by Suzy Houston
2 months ago
We have smashed £50k and we are over half way there!!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, you are amazing. We are determined to keep the momentum going with some fabulous events coming up before Christmas - keep an eye on www.cureclairescancer.org for updates. Thank you again you lovely bunch.
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Update 1
Posted by Suzy Houston
3 months ago
Wow, we are so close to £15k already after a few short weeks! All of us, especially Claire, are absolutely blown away by the enormous outpouring of love and generosity this page has enabled. Thank you so very much for your donations, you are making it possible that TIL therapy will Cure Claire’s Cancer in the near future. Ultimately, we don’t know what treatment is possible and what is around the corner for Claire and her family, but through your kind words and donations you are making today so much happier for her.
Thank you!
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Raised by 688 people in 4 months
Created September 19, 2018
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on behalf of Claire Bothwell
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