Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Isle of Man

Registered Charity Number: 1277

About Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Isle of Man

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF) began its story on the Isle of Man as the ‘Lung Cancer Fund’ in 1991 when it was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly who was the Thoracic Surgeon for the Island’s residents. When Professor Donnelly retired, the Lung Cancer Fund was wound up on the Island and renamed Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation with the Head Office based in Liverpool. To better support local lung cancer patients, their families and carers and the local Lung Shadow Clinical Nurse Specialist RCLCF returned to the Island when it was registered as a Manx charity on 9 April 2019 and acquired the Onchan office for its Isle of Man branch in June 2019.

RCLCF is the only lung cancer charity in the British Isles dedicated to helping everyone with the disease. It invests in essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and save lives. RCLCF supports everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. It raises awareness, seeking to prevent future generations from getting it and challenges the misconceptions about the disease. Its mission is to ensure everyone diagnosed with lung cancer can live well for as long as possible.

RCLCF supports those affected by lung cancer via a number of practical, financial and emotional support services, including:

  • Information and Advice Booklets
  • Support Groups
  • Lung Cancer Information Days
  • Nurse-led Helpline
  • Online Forum
  • Patient Grants

Through its campaigns it raises awareness of lung cancer and its symptoms and dispels dangerous and unfair misconceptions around the disease and also runs anti-smoking projects.

For more information about the RCLCF visit the website:, or email: or
The Nurse Led Helpline can be contacted on 0800 358 7200 (office hours).