CANCER Research UK supporters are invited to make a £2 donation at the charity’s shop in King Street, Knutsford, and get a Unity Band to back World Cancer Day on February 4.

Cancer Research UK is calling on men, women and children to wear one of the charity’s brightly-coloured bands with pride on February 4.

Wearing a Unity Band is a way of showing solidarity with people affected by the disease.

The Unity Band is available in three colours – pink, navy and blue.

It can be worn in memory of a loved one, to celebrate people who’ve overcome cancer or in support of those going through treatment.

World Cancer Day is an international movement, uniting people across the globe to help beat cancer.

By making a donation for a Unity Band people in Knutsford can also help to fund life-saving research.

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In the UK, one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime, but thanks to research more people are surviving than ever before.

Survival has doubled in the last 40 years in the UK and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

Anna Taylor, Cancer Research UK spokesman for the north west, said: “World Cancer Day is a great opportunity for people in Knutsford to unite and show solidarity with everyone whose life has been touched by the disease.

“Our research has played a role in developing 8 of the world’s top 10 cancer drugs and we’re working every day to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. But we can’t do it alone.

“That’s why we hope people across Knutsford will wear a Unity Band with pride, knowing they are helping to beat cancer. Small actions really can make a big difference.”

Unity Bands are available for a suggested donation of £2 from the Cancer Research UK shop on King Street in Knutsford and online at