The aim of the Cancer Champion programme is to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, promote national screening programmes and encourage early detection.

No skills, qualifications or any specialised knowledge of cancer is required to take part in training. Anyone and everyone can be a Cancer Champion, it’s about real people talking to real people and making every contact count!

Cancer Champions raise awareness about cancer in their community by engaging with people in conversation. They share their knowledge to reduce the risk of a person getting cancer and help prevent avoidable cancer deaths by encouraging people to take up cancer screening invitations or go to their GP if they have symptoms they are worried about.

The FREE half day training session teaches people about the key facts, statistics, symptoms and screenings which are linked to a number of cancers. To take part in Cancer Champion training, sign up to one of our future training dates or register your interest below.

Since September 2018, we have trained


Cancer Champions in the Humber, Coast and Vale area

Early detection saves lives

Would you be able to spot the possible early signs of cancer in a friend or relative?

If so, would you know how to approach the subject, or what to suggest? Why not attend a half a day session and become a Cancer Champion.

Become a Cancer Champion

Reserve your place by filling out the form below.

Training Dates

Please note that all dates are currently postponed due to the latest COVID-19 advice.

We will share newly arranged dates once guidance has changed

Get in touch

Can’t make any of the listed training dates?

Interested in organising Cancer Champion training for your work place or voluntary group?

Have a question about Cancer Champion training?

Contact Emma Lewin, Volunteer Coordinator by emailing or by phoning 07519 120809.


The Cancer Champion programme is an important way of cascading cancer information to a wider group. Since becoming a Cancer Champion, I have shared the leaflets provided at the training with my work team.

I found the training very helpful and tell everyone about what I learnt on the course.

More people need to attend this training - I don't think people realise their value.

Being able to talk freely about all cancers with family, friends and others that we meet each day is really important.

The session was very informative and would encourage community groups to book onto the course to raise awareness of cancer.

Considering the subject matter, the session was very enjoyable and informative - I learnt a great deal.

Many thanks for your session with us at York Racecourse. The delivery was superb and the content was extremely useful, informative and even surprising in parts. If only every human being could go through the training.

Louise Daly, Commercial Manager at York Racecourse