The Cause

The CAF - Harry Mahon Cancer Research Trust was set up in 2001 to recognize world renowned rowing coach Harry Mahon's wishes to continue his fight against cancer, the disease that ultimately took his life. Harry wanted any money raised in his memory to purchase state of the art machines for diagnosing cancer, and it is in Harry's name that the HMCRT undertook its fundraising efforts.

Well over £100,000 has been raised in the last 15 years and virtually all of this money has been given for research led by Vincenzo Cerundulo, Professor of Immunology at Oxford and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Three other small donations have been made to other Cancer Charities.

In Late 2015 the Trustees were given sudden notice by CAF – the Charities Aid Foundation – that from January 1st 2016 there would be a minimum charge of £1,000 a year on each of the charities run by them with a minimum of £10,000 to be held by them on account. They have therefore moved away from CAF but have maintained charitable status by routing all donations to THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Our Goal

In addition to preserving Harry Mahon's legacy, we are looking to carry forward Harry's drive to raise funds to support cancer research. As a result the Harry Mahon Cancer Research Fund continues to raise money to facilitate world class cancer research for disease diagnosis and immunity responses. 


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AbouT Harry

Harry Mahon, OBE, rowing coach, was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, on January 15, 1942. He died on May 19, 2001, at the age of 59.

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