Fundraising Thank you 2
9th November 2021


Everyday we are overwhelmed by the creative and challenging ways our amazing supporters fundraise for us. You are awesome!

Read more  Fundraising News
14th October 2021

Supporting and Empowering Secondary Breast Cancer Patients Q & A with Make 2nds Count

Thank you to Erin & the MyTomorrow's team for taking the time to talk to Claire about our work with secondary breast cancer patients. 

Find out more about the work of MyTomorrows here 

Read more  News
30th April 2021

Karen Henderson Legacy Fund

Karen Henderson Legacy Fund and ‘The 500 mile challenge’ launch in aid of Make 2nds Count The Karen Henderson Legacy Fund and the first fundraising challenge, in aid of Make 2nds Count, will be officially launching on 2 May at The Restoration Yard. The event will be hosted by one of Karen’s favourite entertainers, Grant Stott, and will bring together family and friends in a small celebration of Karen’s life.

Read more  News
19th March 2021

Abigail Goswell Legacy

Having recently received a significant donation in memory of Abigail Goswell, we asked her sister Emma to tell us about the decision to make the donation. In October 2020 my beautiful ‘little’ sister Abigail passed away from secondary breast cancer aged just 47.

Read more  News
E8963EC5 3C91 4EFE 9B8E B5406F22FE37
23rd November 2020

Make 2nds Count opens its new round of research grant applications 

We are delighted to open the next round of Make 2nds Count grant applications for research into secondary breast cancer. At a time when research funding and progress has been severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic then it is even more vital that research dedicated to secondary breast cancer patients continues.

Read more  News
drew hays tGYrlchfObE unsplash
11th November 2020

Co-funding grant awarded to the University of Liverpool

The PRIMROSE study CI: Prof Carlo Palmieri Co-funding grant awarded to the University of Liverpool to support the study of the genomic landscape of brain metastasis secondary to breast cancer utilising cell-free DNA derived from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in the UK.

Read more  News
support infographic
29th October 2020

Support Services Highlights

Living with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis is both mentally and physically gruelling for patients and those closest to them. With a focus on quality of life, our support programme helps patients and families affected by this incurable disease by informing, sharing and offering practical advice & support.

Read more  BCAM 2020 News
Men Get Breast Cancer Too 2020 1
24th September 2020

Walk The Walk’s “Men Get Breast Cancer Too” campaign

It's official, Make 2nds Count are one of the partner charities for Walk The Walk’s “Men Get Breast Cancer Too” campaign. Breast cancer charity Walk the Walk has brought together a global group of charities, collaborating to spread awareness that Men Get Breast Cancer Too.

Read more  News
Podcast 1
1st July 2020


Board member Lesley has had a busy month representing the secondary breast cancer community. The Conversation This podcast, part of a series called 'Medicine Made For You' looks at genes, clinical trials and how it might be possible for the NHS to take on a more personalised approach when it comes to our health.

Read more  News
LittleLifts studio1769 v2
19th June 2020

Celebrating Small Charities Week with Little Lifts

This week is Small Charities Week, so we thought it'd be a nice idea to celebrate with our friends at Little Lifts! This morning, Make 2nds Count Fundraising Manager, Emma, chatted to Oa, founder of Little Lifts on Instagram Live.

Read more  News
20200327 091316
15th June 2020

Treatment During Covid-19: Abigail

By way of introduction, I was diagnosed with primary breast cancer (ER+, HER2-) in February 2017. I was 43.

Read more  SBC & Me News
Giving hope v2
9th June 2020

Make 2nds Count in the News 

As part of our Giving Hope: Coronavirus Crisis Appeal, Make 2nds Count has been campaigning to raise awareness of how delays to cancer research, treatment and trials are impacting the secondary breast cancer community. Last week, Make 2nds Count trustee Lesley Stephen was interviewed by BBC Scotland reporter Joanne MacAuley, during which she explained how being accepted for the last place on a drugs trial four years ago, gave her precious time with her family she never thought was possible.

Read more  News
M2C champions at Parliment
25th May 2020

2 years on

Looking back at the 29th May 2018, it's hard to believe that Make 2nds Count is 2 years old! I will never forget my husband Euan's reaction when I turned to him mid-chemotherapy in 2017 and told him that I wanted to make a change and set up a charity to fund research for secondary breast cancer.

Read more  News
E8963EC5 3C91 4EFE 9B8E B5406F22FE37
23rd May 2020

The essential restart of clinical trials to give secondary breast cancer patients hope

It has been widely reported in the last week that in the UK recruitment to clinical trials for cancer including secondary breast cancer have been stopped because of Covid-19. As a result, many stage 4 patients are missing out on potentially life-saving access to drugs that could keep them alive for longer.

Read more  Trials News
7th May 2020

Giving Hope: Make 2nds Count Coronavirus Crisis Appeal

Make 2nds Count launches Covid-19 Hardship Fund and new community services to support secondary breast cancer patients during the crisis. Edinburgh based charity shines the spotlight on the impact of Coronavirus on secondary breast cancer patients.

Read more  News

older articles