Jack Dyson and Daniel Marks founders of father and son day

Inspiring men to reach out

‘Father and Son Day’ was set up in 2014 by Daniel Marks and Jack Dyson, both survivors of testicular cancer, to elevate consciousness around male cancer and to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Hear from Daniel and Jack as they discuss their support of The Royal Marsden and the founding of Father & Son Day in the video below:

Patient Chris Spencer in a Father and Son t-shirt

Darren Gerrish

 

This year, Father and Son Day will raise funds to help support the physical and mental wellbeing of patients with cancer at The Royal Marsden, and their families, by helping to fund a variety of roles in the psychological support service, dietetics and physiotherapy teams. These key roles at the hospital make a difference with personalised treatment and care, ensuring patients can access the support they need at every stage of their cancer journey.

Since Father and Son Day launched, funds have largely helped to support a unique robotic surgery fellowship programme at The Royal Marsden, the first of its kind in the UK, to help train the next generation of specialist surgeons in robotic surgery. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, funds raised from last year’s campaign helped to support psychological support services for hospital staff.

Support the campaign

We are excited to announce two new partnerships in support of Father and Son Day.

The Depop shop will see some of the biggest names in fashion opening their wardrobes with all proceeds donated in support of the campaign.

We are also proud to be working with Acqua Di Parma who are offering an exclusive Father & Son haircut service at their Barbershop in Selfridges, London on Father’s Day weekend on 27th June. To book your appointment click here

You can also text MARSDEN to 70800 and donate £5 to help support physical and mental wellbeing roles at The Royal Marsden

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We are grateful to have previously partnered with Orlebar Brown who created an exclusive Father and Son Day capsule collection of t-shirts which were sold via our partner, MR PORTER, in support of the campaign (images above and below).

This campaign is inspired by very personal experience. It is about giving back to an organisation that saved my life and saves thousands more around the world every day.

Daniel Marks
Joao Amorim in a Father and Son t-shirt

Darren Gerrish

The difference it makes 

By supporting The Royal Marsden’s Robotic Fellowship programme, Father & Son Day has helped train the robotic surgery experts of the future.

Dean, a patient who underwent robotic surgery, in a radical procedure which surgeons believe was the first of its kind carried out in the UK, said ‘I can’t thank The Royal Marsden enough. Their staff: the surgeons, doctors, nurses, everyone – have all been incredible.’

Co-founders Jack and Daniel also commented:

‘Father & Son Day campaign has funded three Robotic Fellows who have successfully completed the Robotic Fellowship Programme. We have watched operations performed by specialist surgeons at The Royal Marsden – whose training we have funded. We have witnessed real change – and so we thank each and every one of our supporters and champions for helping to make that happen.

We want to build on this foundation and raise more funds to create quantifiable support, all whilst raising awareness and inspiring men together.’