Help find the cure
The work of the PAWS-GIST clinic is supported totally by donations and every penny brings us closer to a cure. Your contribution means hope for everyone who is affected by PAWS-GIST.
“My name is Debbie I am 45 and I have been a wild type patient since I was diagnosed in 2006, I am a mother of one daughter and am about to become a grandmother for the first time, the development of the wild type clinic gives such hope to rare patients like myself, now more than ever that my grandson is on his way, it will aid research into future treatments and hopefully find the cure for all GIST Patients and let me live a lot longer to see my grandson and future grandchildren grow up.”
“Our daughter was diagnosed with Wild-type GIST just before her 16th birthday in 2010. The PAWS-GIST clinic is a huge step forward for Paediatric and Wild-type GIST patients in the UK. The PAWS-GIST specialists will collaborate with specialists in the USA and Europe to identify improved treatments and stimulate research giving us hope for a better future.”
"I feel every patient with this condition should be given the opportunity to come to this clinic. In all honesty, I would trade all two years of appointments at my sarcoma clinic for one appointment at this clinic".
Our work to improve treatments and stimulate research to find a cure for PAWS GIST is ongoing, as is our need for your support. Help us in the search for a cure by making a donation using any of the following:
Cheques made payable to "GSUK (PAWS-GIST)" can be sent to:
GIST Cancer UK
5 Monks Way, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 7ER
Online via Virginmoneygiving:
You can make a one-off donation or set up a monthly donation conveniently and securely with your credit or debit card via our Virginmoneygiving account:
Make your donation worth more with Gift Aid:
If you are a UK taxpayer, and this can include many people on a pension, you can increase the value of your donation by 25% simply by completing a Gift Aid declaration. This means that GIST Support UK can claim back the tax you pay on your donation for the PAWS-GIST fund. You can download a pdf version of our Gift Aid form.
Join our "1000 hours for GIST" project
Our "1000 hours for GIST" project is to encourage 1,000 busy people who wish to help, to sign up and donate one hour (or equivalent) of their wages each month.
Every penny raised enables us to continue to support patients, raise awareness and fund GIST cancer research. GIST Cancer UK banks with HSBC and you can help and donate by:
Setting up a standing order with your bank to donate to the PAWS-GIST Fund as follows:
Account Name: PAWS-GIST Account number: 20345547 Sort code: 40-41-57
Please quote "PAWS-GIST 1000 hours" as a reference.
We have set up a Text Giving service using the fundraising platform DONATE.
To make a text donation to PAWS-GIST please text:
PAWS to 70970 (to donate £5)
PAWS to 70191 (to donate £10)
Text donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at standard network rates. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
Our posters promoting this service can be downloaded by clicking the images above.
Organising your own Charity Event:
Our amazing supporters over the last few years have organised hugely successful events such as Themed Balls, Marathon runs and Cycle rides, Quiz Nights and Coffee mornings and sales to name but a few things. If you have an idea for a fundraising event that you'd like to discuss with us we can help by providing our information pack and lots of materials to assist with your event.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Part in an Organised Event (Marathon's, Triathlon's etc)
If you'd like to support the PAWS-GIST initiative by taking part in an officially organised event or particular challenge, and would like advice or help to register, please do let us know, we'll be happy to help where we can!
You can download a pdf version of our Sponsorship form.
Corporate Matching Donations
You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your donation through a matching gift from your employer. Talk to your human resources department to find out if your company will match gifts made to the PAWS-GIST fund.
You can now help us raise money for PAWS-GIST by shopping online too! Click on this link to find out more http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pawsgist/ and follow the instructions.
If you would like to sell an item on Ebay and donate to PAWS-GIST, go to the Sell hub and select 'Advanced Sell'. As you are filling out the details, look for the charity box just below where you set your price. Select which charity to support ie PAWS-GIST and the percentage of your final selling price you would like to donate!
Ways we can help with your Fundraising:
Our online fundraising tools enable you to set up personalised fundraising pages quickly and easily, using Justgiving. However if it's paper sponsorship forms you prefer, you can download one easily here. We can also help by supplying printed T-shirts, running vests, balloons, collecting tins and a range of awareness raising posters & flyers. Our dedicated fundraising co-ordinator will help you with any aspects of your PAWS- GIST fundraising.
Download our Fundraising Information Pack: here