Welcome to the Ski 4 Cancer website. Ski 4 Cancer is a UK charity that raises funds to provide days out and short breaks for families affected by cancer. This is what we call "respite".
Many of our respite trips and short breaks have an alpine focus. From family days out at UK snow domes to longer holidays in the mountains (summer and winter), we give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times.
Spending time at altitude has many health benefits and is proven to lower the incidence of certain forms of cancer. We passionately believe in the therapeutic powers of the alpine environment.
Creating memories for families living with cancer since 2001
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Testimonials from families we have helped...
“Our holiday in the mountains was exactly what we needed. Thank you so much for us giving this time away together as a family.”Beneficiary
“This holiday has ignited a spark in me and I am now so determined to have fun and live my life to the full, filled with daring things (that I would never have done before).”Patient
“The joy we saw on Sam’s face as he told us about Morzine, the amazing photos he took and the enthusiasm with which he described his week was just incredible.”Mother
“We cannot thank the team at Ski 4 Cancer enough for making Philly’s bucket wish come true. You are doing an amazing thing. Thank you.”Friend
“When on the top of the mountain, I couldn’t help but think that this time last year I was stuck in a hospital bed and thinking I would never ski again.”Patient
“The mountains in summer are such a special and magical place to be. Thank you so much for all your help. We are incredibly grateful.”Beneficiary
“Skiing again was on my ‘bucket list’. Ski 4 Cancer said that they would help. It sounded too good to be true but my dream became reality!”Patient