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Farrington Park put their Golf Clubs together

Golf Club members at Farrington Park have kindly chosen to support The Forever Friends Appeal at the RUH throughout 2014.

Kevin Brimble, Men’s Captain, Didi Ager, Ladies Captain, Jim Farmer, Seniors Captain and Jack Cook, Junior Captain are encouraging the community to join them on their positive challenge to raise funds towards The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign. The Appeal are raising £8.5 million (funding 33%) towards a new pioneering Cancer Centre, which will dramatically transform cancer care for the patients and their families in the RUH catchment area.

Over the forthcoming year, the four Club Captain’s will be organising fun, social events such as; a quiz evening, Club golf competitions, a longest day golf marathon and a combined Captains Charity Golf Day (more details to come).

Kevin Brimble, Men’s Captain comments: “I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October 2012 and since then I have experienced first-hand the expert care available from the medical staff at the Royal United Hospital. I have met some wonderful people during my ongoing therapy but sadly the facilities are somewhat dated and not what they could be.”

The existing RUH cancer services are located in 70 year-old, inadequate, war time accommodation and in much need of being dramatically transformed. A state-of-the-art new £23.5m Cancer Centre will provide a highly beneficial and healing environment for the patients and their families at the RUH.

Kevin continues: “Being chosen to Captain Farrington Park is a tremendous honour and has provided a perfect opportunity to support the Forever Friends Appeal. I am delighted that the Ladies Captain, Didi Ager, Seniors Captain, Jim Farmer and Junior Captain, Jack Cook have all joined forces with me to support this very deserving cause.”

Members at Farrington Park were keen to support a local cause where their funds will be used and results will be seen by their neighbours and the local community. The club members were also very pleased to hear that there will be a unique new Therapies Unit as part of the exciting plans for the new RUH Cancer Centre. This means that more patients will benefit from a dramatic transformation at the hospital. Therapies, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, along with other specialist therapies form an integral part of the patient’s journey. These services are currently scattered around the RUH and so by centralising them, the RUH want to offer a unique ‘one stop shop’ for the patients and staff. This new development will provide a collaborative working environment; maximising and supporting the staff in delivering an excellent service for all patients.

Zoe Tainton, Community Fundraiser comments: “We are very pleased that Farrington Park have chosen to support us this year, it has been a pleasure to meet the Club Captains, as they have been so enthusiast and passionate about raising funds for our patients and their families. Thank you to all those organising and supporting the fundraising activities, it is an amazing team effort.”

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