IOM Anti-Cancer Association

About Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association

Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association is a registered Isle of Man charity established in 1959; consisting of a central policy committee, supported by a network of district branches.

Over the last five decades we have raised and distributed about £21million to various UK bodies and hospitals working in the field of cancer research.

We have also provided assistance to a number of local initiatives in conjunction with the Isle of Man Department of Health & Social Care.

Our Aims

  • to provide funding for the purposes of cancer research and medical and scientific developments for all types of cancer
  • to work with the Isle of Man Department of Health and other local bodies in the area of cancer screening and awareness campaigns
  • to work with the Department of Health and other local bodies in the area of palliative care and the provision of additional facilities, comforts and amenities for cancer patients

Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association has eight Branches located across the Island:

  • Castletown & Malew
  • Douglas & Onchan
  • Lonan & Laxey
  • Marown & District
  • Peel
  • Port Erin
  • Port St Mary
  • Ramsey

For more information about your local Branch, please see the CCC events pages for Branch activities, or contact our Executive Officer on 07624 252725 or

Our Central Policy Committee consists of the following officers, plus representatives of each Branch committee:

Patron: Lady Gozney
President: Mr Geoff Corkish MBE MLC
Chairman: Mr Malcolm Clague MD FRCS JP
Vice Chairman: Mike King
Treasurer: Howard Pilley
Executive Officer: Sandy Denning

Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association Leaflet
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IOMACA presented the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2009. Geoff Corkish and Carole Cowin from IOM Anti-Cancer Association are pictured with Sir Paul Haddacks and Lady Haddacks (the former Patron of the Association).


Cancer Awareness and Manx Radio

Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association have been given an opportunity by Manx Radio to do a monthly cancer awareness feature. This is on the first Thursday of the month, and is on the radio just after 10.30pm as part of ‘The Late Show’. Tune in to find out more, or if you’ve missed the feature or would like to listen again, please see our cancer awareness feature page.

Please remember, if you are concerned about any possible symptoms of cancer, please contact your GP to discuss this. It is always better to talk about your concerns with your doctor sooner rather than later.


Each Branch of Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association holds a range of different fundraising events throughout the year.

For details of fundraising events we have coming up, please visit the CCC events page.

Making a donation

You can

  • post donations to our Treasurer; Mr Howard Pilley, 38 Baldrine Park, Baldrine, IM4 6DB
  • contact our Executive Officer, Sandy Denning as per details below.

Also, if you would like to get involved in organising a fundraising event for Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association, please contact us at 07624 252725 or