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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day – 4 February 2021

Today is World Cancer Day, an important day for us to highlight the positive impact our supporters are making for our patients and their families.

Since the launch of our RUH Cancer Care Campaign close to £10 million has been raised towards the Dyson Cancer Centre. This is truly astonishing and on World Cancer Day it’s a great opportunity to share with you the progress of the cancer centre build.

It’s thanks to your support that the Royal United Hospitals Bath will have a unique Cancer Centre built to serve people in our local communities who are living with cancer. The Dyson Cancer Centre will help transform the care to patients and their families by bringing the majority of the RUH’s cancer services together under one roof in a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

Because of the huge amount of fundraising support we have received for this project we are delighted to share the following news:

  • £9.8million has been raised so far for the Dyson Cancer Centre
  • Demolition work is well underway for building the new centre
  • Over the next 12 months we aim to raise £197,000 to finish off our cancer campaign to ensure the new centre is truly special in its design, facilities and equipment.

 

“It is really exciting to see the building work progressing. The new centre is so important for our patients, especially as COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having a safe, spacious and modern environment for cancer treatments.”

Professor Mark Beresford, Consultant Oncologist and Clinical Lead for Oncology and Haematology at the Royal United Hospitals Bath

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support in fundraising for the Dyson Cancer Centre. If you would like to find out more about the new centre please click here

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Supporter’s story: Why I support the RUH Cancer Care Campaign

The theme for this year’s #WorldCancerDay is I am and I will’ and the aim of the awareness day is to help raise awareness and inspire action.

We would like to share with you one of our supporter’s story’s. Meet Bev (pictured below on the left) she is doing all she can to help ensure those affected by cancer receive the support and care they need by supporting our Appeal and fundraising towards the Dyson Cancer Centre.  Here’s her story:

“Losing a daughter to Cervical Cancer at just 28 years old is one of the most heart-breaking things ever to happen to anyone.  My daughter Nic (pictured on the right) started her treatment at about the same time as the hospital launched their Cancer Care Appeal and she was excited to do something to help fundraise.

“What started out as a small coffee morning with her positive and enthusiastic attitude quickly turned into a daylong party in the garden which raised over £1,700. It was a day where although she was tired, she kept going, spent time with her friends and family. A day to remember and treasure in our memories. Not long afterwards she was told her cancer was terminal and it was the start of Nic encouraging me to continue fundraising after she died.

“We have done this by setting up a Tribute fund called The Nicola Robertson Forever Fund. I also chair and actively take part in a local fundraising group. Over the last 7 years since she died I have experienced things I never thought I was capable of, I’ve met some really lovely people who are now special friends and have given talks to small groups right up to a room full of people.

“We are so proud of Nic for what she achieved both in her life and after and I hope she is proud of us too.”

Thank you Bev for being so open and sharing your story with us. If you would like to find out more about our Cancer Care campaign please click here 

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