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We are proud to say we sponsor the FC London Boys Football Team

Thank you to The Lounge Hair Dressers 142-144 High Street, Orpington Kent BR6 0JS for their continual support, and for donating a Prescriptive Facial Voucher for the Michael Blake Foundation Valentine Masquerade Ball on 15/02/14.

A special thank you to Peter Van Hesteron for all the donations he has created for the MBF by making his lovely cakes for lots of people and asking them to make a donation to the Charity.


Helping to raise awareness, do you have something to offer? Want to take part in something? Want to face your fears? wear your Jim Jams all day? Can you spare an hour to drop leaflets in your local area? Get in touch if you want to help raise awareness.

Santa Fun Run December 2013
We raised 851.25 between 7 runners. WELL DONE AND THANK YOU

We are working on a MBF charity shop but with a difference, keep checking in on us for progress, we hope to have this up & running by the end of the year. We are very excited about this & hope it will be a great success. If you have any items you no longer require & want to donate them to us please get in contact for collection. We also have lots of events coming up that you can take part in, check out the event tab for more info. We have also joined Just Giving which is a massive step forward in helping us raise awareness

The Michael Blake Foundation was founded in April 2008 in honour of Michael Blake 14.02.52 – 15.02.08 who sadly lost his battle with Oesophageal Cancer after a long illness.

Regrettably oesophageal cancer is on the increase in the United Kingdom; particularly amongst middle-aged men and unfortunately the mortality rate is high due to the following reasons:

  • Often when it is discovered, secondary cancer is already established;
  • Although contemporary treatments are improving all the time, survival rates are still poor.
    Like many other Cancers the impact is devastating to its victims and their loved ones, who have to learn how to cope with the devastating effects.

In 2005 Oesophageal Cancer was the ninth most common cancer in the UK and the male/female ratio reported is much higher, generally around 5 to 10-fold, which makes it one of the highest sex differentials of any non-occupational cancer.

The risk of developing the disease increases with age with very few cases diagnosed in people aged under 40 years.

In 2006 Oesophageal cancer was responsible for around 5% of all cancer deaths, making it the fifth most common cause of cancer death overall, the fourth in men and the sixth in women.