Stand Up To Cancer live show postponed because of Covid-19, Cancer Research UK says

The biennial live television show on Channel 4 will not go ahead this autumn, with no date yet decided for when a rescheduled show will take place

Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer

Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 have postponed Stand Up To Cancer’s live night of television scheduled for this autumn because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stand Up To Cancer, which was launched in 2012 and runs every two years, has raised a total of £62m since then for the charity.

CRUK’s 2018/19 accounts – the most recent available – show that the 2018 live show raised £24m for the charity.

But a statement today from Channel 4 and Stand Up To Cancer said: “Due to the on-going Covid-19 situation, Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK have made the difficult decision to postpone the live night of TV for Stand Up To Cancer this autumn. 

“The Stand Up To Cancer campaign remains live and on-screen, currently with The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.”

No alternative date for the live show has been decided at the moment, a spokeswoman for CRUK told Third Sector.

The event is the latest in a number of fundraising events that have either been postponed or cancelled because of the pandemic, such as the London Marathon.

Fifty-two clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the UK have received funding from Stand Up To Cancer since it was launched.

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