Our Story

Cancer Education UK was formed out of sheer compassion to help educate and support people from the BAMER community who have cancer or have gone through cancer; having noticed that a lot of people from the BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) community were coming in for cancer treatments or visiting healthcare professionals too late in their disease. Cancer Education UK aims to de-stigmatise cancer as being contagious or end of life and allows individuals to talk about cancer more confidently and to ask questions openly.  

Mary Oladele is the Founder of Cancer Education UK


"My name is Mary Oladele and I am a Senior Therapy Radiographer. I’m also the founder of Cancer Education UK, a charity created to increase awareness and understanding of the dreaded disease.


I do not want people from the low socio-economic backgrounds to die of cancer out of ignorance, lack of awareness or not being able to seek the right help or ask the right questions. Therefore I have made it my mission to help our community through one of the most difficult journeys one can ever embark on.

If you know anyone who is going through cancer treatment and feel that they need help, please reach out to us. If you would like to join the team or volunteer with us, please reach out to us and let’s help our community together."