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North Bradley Christmas Charity Fayre

Residents of Trowbridge are invited to the North Bradley Christmas Fayre on Saturday November 9th from 2-5pm at North Bradley Memorial Hall. There will be festive treats, such as; cakes, mulled wine and mince pies. Guests can enter the raffle, buy their Christmas gifts, novelties and crafts and games.

Linda Howse and Liz Abbotts of North Bradley are pleased to be supporting The Forever Friends Appeal at the Christmas Fayre. A group of twelve friends have been raising funds for the Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign since the beginning of the year and would like to continue to help raise funds towards a new exceptional Cancer Centre.

The group of friends, who prefer to be known as ‘The North Bradley Be a Brick Group’ organised a coffee morning on 11th May 2013 which raised a fantastic £835 for the new Cancer Centre.

Linda Howse comments: “Liz, myself and our helpers have all been affected by cancer in some way. Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago, since moving house has been treated in RUH, and my daughter in law (Joe) has been treated for leukemia there for 18 months. We all very much appreciate the treatment and support offered by the wonderful staff at RUH, but the improvements to the building and facilities will make a huge difference to the patients and their supporters, and the medical and admin staff who work there.”

The Forever Friends Appeal is raising £8 million towards a new pioneering Cancer Centre at the RUH. The build will take a holistic approach to ‘cancer care’ – by creating a truly therapeutic and healing environment for the patients suffering from cancer.

In May 2013, Sir James Dyson & Lady Deidre Dyson donated a fantastic £4m towards the new Cancer Centre. The Dysons have been truly inspired by their experience with NICU and their family experience of cancer, they wanted to support and help maximise the efforts and impact of the fundraising and support from the public and other donors.

By the Appeal extending the Campaign, the Dyson’s and the clinicians involved in the planning of the new Cancer Centre can be even more imaginative, inspired and innovative in their vision for the design of the building, its therapeutic environment, and how it works.