01 Oct


Torch of Hope

Hope Sign lit by candles

It’s that time of year again. Right now, we should all be getting ready to take part in another wonderful Torch of Hope walk to celebrate cancer survivorship and remember lost loved ones.

But, as I’m sure you know, the coronavirus pandemic is still leaving a little bit of nervousness around live events and to this end this year’s Torch of Hope is going virtual.

Registration coming soon….. 

The coronavirus pandemic has also had a huge impact on people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Treatment plans have been affected. There’s increased anxiety. And patients and their loved ones feel extremely vulnerable. But there is light at the end of the tunnel.

So, what do we do?

Well, we adapt. We refuse to be beaten. And we pull up our socks (walking ones, naturally). And we go the extra mile.

Will you go the extra mile for people affected by cancer by hosting your very own Torch of Hope event this October?

That’s right, we want you and all our other wonderful supporters to host your own walk, in your own town, village or community in the month of October …you choose the date! The walk gives family, friends and communities that have been affected by cancer a chance to unite and to also honour lost loved ones and show solidarity. It’s the perfect way for you and your family and friends to celebrate and support the ones you love in your own way – and in your area.

There are three simple ways you can go the extra mile this year.

  1. Host your own Torch of Hope walk with family and friends. You could mirror the original Torch of Hope walk and have two groups walk from opposite directions to meet at a local landmark or beauty spot. Or you can simply walk with friends or on your own. And we really are going the extra mile. Because this year, we are adding an extra mile to the Torch of Hope route (making it approximately five miles long) – to symbolise the amazing effort everyone is making to support each other.

So why not add an extra mile to your own walk? All that matters is, that you take part and celebrate and support the people you know who have been affected by cancer and remember lost loved ones

  1. By popular demand Christy Dignam is back!!! Please join us on Facebook Live on 10th October at 8pm where our friend and beloved ambassador Christy from Aslan will be preforming live in support of the Torch of Hope Walk.


  1. Or simply make a special Torch of Hope gift.  You can always just make a special Torch of Hope gift to help raise vital finds for ARC’s life-changing cancer services. Please donate by simply clicking on the link:


If you’ve already responded to one of our appeals and given a precious gift, thank you so much. But the reality is we really need our supporters to keep going the extra mile throughout the year. This means if you can’t physically take part in Torch of Hope 2021, we’d hugely appreciate it if you could give an extra special Torch of Hope gift instead.


All you have to do to take part is register your event. Go to (insert link here) and sign up for this year’s Torch of Hope today. Once you have registered your event, you’ll be able to share it with friends and ask them to join you. We would be delighted if you could share photos of your event with the entire ARC family for our social media platforms. Please send photos and videos with your name by WhatsApp to 0857055178.

If you need any assistance on how to organise the event please email:

It’s as simple as that.

You can host your walk on the official date of Torch of Hope 2021 on 10th October or on another day during October. Whatever suits you best.

  So, there you go. Three easy ways you can make this the most unique and memorable Torch of Hope ever. And remember, every cent you raise during Torch of Hope will help to support the vital services of ARC that make such a huge difference to so many people. Thanks to your endless kindness and generosity, ARC has been there to help those affected by cancer through the bad days and beyond, connecting with other people with cancer and supporting their loved ones.

That’s the difference you make. That’s the hope that you give.

Your generosity will support ARC in helping them to continue to deliver psychological, emotional, practical and educational support to people affected by cancer. So please, go the extra mile this year, however, wherever and whenever you want. And together let’s make this the most memorable Torch of Hope ever.