Avril Chester, the Author


Be with me, It's c


A book containing poems and adaptations; to accompany you with the big c. 

It’s also for family and friends who wish to learn; and offer more than a cup of tea. 

To encourage you all to write your feelings; scribbling notes, fears and dreams is key.

Breast cancer sparks so many emotions; this is for you and me.


Taking that leap of faith


Author of 'Be with me, It’s c' and senior technology leader Avril Chester is going it alone. 

Embarking on her new social enterprise and tech start-up called Cancer Central, she is writing her next book, ‘Taking that leap of faith’ along the way. 

This is her first year. What could possibly happen?


Tech Treats & Treasures
New book coming soon!


In partnership with One Golden Nugget, a new technology feel-good book full of fun, positivity, and words of encouragement.

Read short stories and golden nuggets from over 80 inspirational Technology Leaders.

Proceeds will go to Cancer Central, helping people affected by cancer to find the support and information they need.


Technology Entrepreneur


Avril realised the need for Cancer Central when she was being treated for breast cancer in 2015/16 and began her mission to build Cancer Central in January 2018. 

Cancer Central is the first award-winning HealthTech cancer platform using AI to guide people affected by cancer to find the support and information they need. 

You're going through enough already which is why Avril's vision is for Cancer Central
to become the go to place to find cancer information & support.

Everyone involved in Cancer Central volunteers in their spare time.
The entire site is donated for you. 

Cancer Central's award-winning chatbot Ask Ave also helped during these difficult times.
Watch how a collaboration between Cancer Central, Amido and NHS 24 enabled
NHS Inform to meet huge spikes in enquiries during COVID-19. 

With your help, we can keep Cancer Central running for everyone to use, free from advertising
and messaging charges. Thank you for your kind donation and support.