Following the much-anticipated completion of the Cancer Care Campaign fundraising target of £10m, The Forever Friends Appeal is delighted to welcome HomeLets on board as Principal Corporate Partner following a generous donation to the Dyson Cancer Centre.
The Dyson Cancer Centre will bring the majority of cancer services, including research, under one roof, providing oncology, chemotherapy and radiotherapy services and a 22-bed inpatient ward. We are working with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England & Improvement team on overall timescales so that the hospital can open for patients as early as possible, currently scheduled for autumn 2023.
A well-known Bath company and long-term supporter, HomeLets first began working with the Appeal in 2017 as part of the ‘Be a Brick’ project. Since then, HomeLets has been involved in sponsoring the hugely popular 2018 Walk of Life event and the Hope Ball in 2019.
The Cancer Care Campaign has always been of significant importance to Marcus Arundell, Managing Director of HomeLets, after his late Mother and founder of HomeLets, Caroline Arundell passed away after a short battle with cancer in 2014. A former nurse, Caroline was recognised for her caring nature in her roles across both medicine and property.
Marcus Arundell, Managing Director at HomeLets said: “HomeLets is proud to be able to continue our ongoing support for The Forever Friends Appeal, and in particular the all-new Dyson Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath.
This is a cause incredibly close to all our hearts. The new Dyson Cancer Centre will make a huge difference to patients and their families as they navigate the challenges presented by Cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as facilitating all-important future research.
The HomeLets team very much look forward to following the Centre’s development and celebrating its key milestones and completion over the coming years.”
Rhyannon Boyd Head of Fundraising at The Forever Friends Appeal said: “We’ve been delighted to work with Marcus and the HomeLets team for a number of years and are very appreciative of their continued support. We know of the incredible impact this donation will have in treating and caring for patients, their families and staff of the Dyson Centre for years to come. We thoroughly look forward to working with HomeLets as our newest Principal Corporate Partner.”