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Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch Teams Up with Stand Up To Cancer


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Channel 4’s Sunday morning staple, Sunday Brunch will be supporting Stand Up To Cancer, kicking off a very special month of programming to help raise cash for life-saving cancer research.

Together with the usual Sunday servings of celebrity guests, cookery and music, Tim and Simon will be getting behind the fundraising campaign, offering recipe ideas to inspire viewers at home to come together with their household and host their own fundraising brunch, to continue helping those affected by cancer even whilst we are all following government guidelines.

Go to www.channel4.com/su2c to find out how you can download a free fundraising pack stuffed full of top tips and delicious recipe ideas donated by celebrity chefs and keen foodies such as Davina McCall, Jamie Oliver and Simon Rimmer; as well as Andi Oliver, Tom Kerridge, Asma Khan, Laura Jackson and Tim Lovejoy. It couldn’t be easier to get involved and turn your home into an exclusive brunch spot, donating the bill to Stand Up To Cancer.

The multi award-winning Gogglebox will once again return for a very special celebrity edition for Stand Up To Cancer.

In recent years, the famous sofa dwellers supporting the campaign have included Naomi Campbell and Naomi Gallagher, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, Jack Whitehall and his parents Michael and Hilary, Grayson, Philippa & Flo Perry, Danny and Dani Dyer, England footballers Dele Alli and Eric Dier and One Direction’s Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

Who will be joining them this year to pass judgement on a vast array of TV goodness, all in the name of charity?

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker will kick off a brand new series of the triple BAFTA nominated and multi award-winning The Last Leg with a 90’ Stand Up To Cancer special.

Offering their unmatched satirical insight to current world events, Adam, Josh and Alex will as always be encouraging the audience at home to get involved using their Twitter hashtag #isitok.

A series of powerful and personal Stand Up To Cancer short films, featuring those who have had cancer or are living with a cancer diagnosis, will also be shown in the 4Thought slot during October.

Sunday Brunch chef and co-host Simon Rimmer said, “I remember vividly the moment that I was told my dad had cancer. I was only nine years old and it hit me like a ton of bricks. He’s the strongest man I know and thankfully he’s still here with us today.

“Stand Up To Cancer is such an important cause, funding research to help people just like my lovely dad. It couldn’t be easier to sign up and download the fundraising pack from the Stand Up To Cancer website, which is full of brunch recipe ideas.

“I’ve suggested a brunch classic: blueberry pancakes. I look forward to seeing all of your amazing foodie pictures and hearing all about your donations on the show – enjoy!”

Co-host Tim Lovejoy added, “I didn’t think cancer was something that would affect my life or my family; I just didn’t really think about it much at all. Then my brother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 37.

“It was such a shock. And when James died, I almost couldn’t believe it. But one in two people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. So really, it affects all of us. That’s why I’m asking people to join me and Stand Up To Cancer this October by hosting your very own Sunday brunch.

“All you need to do is sit down with your household or bubble – invite any others over videocall if you like – eat good food and raise money for life-saving research to beat this horrendous disease.”

Launched in the UK in 2012, Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research.

To date, the campaign has raised more than £62 million, funding 52 clinical trials and projects, involving over 11,000 patients across the country.