Team Verrico

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Registered Charity Number 1158126

Team Verrico want to give more tomorrows to families facing cancer.

Our mission is simple: to help young families who are facing rare or hard to treat cancers. We bring hope where there is none.

We are committed to improving the prospects of those stricken with hard-to-treat cancers particularly those with triple negative breast cancer. We aim to assist those with a terminal diagnosis and their families, by helping finance second opinions for young families and treatments not available on the NHS, funding research into cancer treatments, and supporting education about cancer.

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The charity was set up by Paul Verrico in memory of his wife, Anna, who faced down a terminal diagnosis with courage, humour and an indomitable determination to ensure her life was not in vain. What began as a collection of close friends became a movement, a vector for good people to help other parents facing life-limiting illnesses by providing second opinions in the Private sector, funding genetic tests not available on the NHS and supporting families going through the kaleidoscope of fear which cancer engenders.

Team Verrico has a mature counselling provision which offers free face to face counselling throughout the UK for cancer patients and their partners and children through treatment and, as necessary, post a bereavement. It is a volunteer organisation, with no office overheads, run by people who earnestly want to create more tomorrows. It also provides domestic support, ranging from food parcels to those struggling financially with the burden of ill health through to cleaners and transportation costs to hospital appointments.

Just like the woman who provides its inspiration, the charity has a motto of ‘Never Give Up’ – and uses any surplus funds to support niche research projects into hard to treat and rare cancers which receive little funding. Team Verrico has already funded research projects undertaken by the University of Sheffield, University of Brighton, University of Cardiff, University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham.

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