MBE for Butterfly founder, Kate Farnell

April 15th, 2014

Butterfly is proud to share the news that our CEO/Founder, Kate, received her MBE from His Royal Highness Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 4 April 2014. Kate is the first person in the UK to receive an honour for services to Thyroid Cancer and has dedicated her MBE to everyone affected by the disease. Well […]


Royal Television Society Awards

March 2nd, 2014

Delighted to announce that ‘Thyroid Cancer Uncovered’, our Patient Information DVD, was in the top three at the Royal Television Society Awards (in the Non Broadcast Factual category) on 1 March 2014!


Advancing Healthcare Awards 2014

February 9th, 2014

Butterfly is thrilled to be a finalist in the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2014


Butterfly receives MOVE! Challenge donation from AstraZeneca

October 9th, 2013

 Butterly are delighted to be the UK chosen recipient of the MOVE! Challenge donation from AstraZeneca. European Brand Manager, Mathias Wundrum, explains the initiative: In February 2013 AstraZeneca initiated the MOVE! Challenge to give employees across Europe and their friends the possibility to raise awareness and money for organizations that support patients with rare diseases. […]


Inspiration Awards for Women

October 28th, 2012

Butterfly founder wins in Most Aspirational category of this year’s Inspiration Awards for Women. Watch Kate collecting her award [opens in a new window] | ITV News interview [opens in a new window]. Kate says “I am delighted (and more than a little stunned) to be able to advise that I won the Aspirational Woman […]


Another Butterfly Baby has arrived!

May 9th, 2008

Beautiful Bethan Travers was born at the end of April. Proud parents Rachel and Dave are ‘crazy in love’ with their gorgeous girl. Many congratulations!


It’s a Hat Trick of Awards for Butterfly!

January 9th, 2008

We are delighted to announce that Butterfly was part of the winning team in the recent Hospital Doctor of the Year Awards presented at the Hilton in Park Lane, London. The Thyroid Cancer Care Team from Newcastle won the best oncology care team award for the entire UK which is an outstanding achievement for all […]


Butterfly welcomes its Second Patron

January 9th, 2008

In May of last year Butterfly sought its first Patron. It was very important to us that this person had strong connections with the North East (for obvious reasons!). We were delighted and honoured when His Grace the Duke of Northumberland agreed to do this for us. Our founder had always had a second patron in […]


Rachel becomes the second “Butterfly Bride”!

August 9th, 2007

On 18th August 2007, Rachel and Dave tied the knot at Chillingham Castle in Northumberland in front of family and friends. The weather wasn’t kind but nothing could spoil such a happy day: the lavish reception was fabulous and the speeches excellent. After spending their wedding night in the Castle’s Bridal Suite (which is haunted!) […]


Pfizer Awards 2006

October 9th, 2006

We are delighted to announce that Kate Farnell won the People’s Award at the Pfizer Excellence in Oncology Awards on 8th October. Oncology consultants, surgeons, nurses and pharmacists from all over the UK attended the Birmingham Science Museum to witness the unveiling of the winners of the first ever national P5 Excellence in Oncology Awards. […]


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