Macmillan Cancer Support
We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. This means they need more than medical help, they also need practical, emotional and financial support.
Macmillan Cancer Support, Registered Charity Number 261017
Find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support, including how the charity is run and how we were founded in 1911.
Above & Beyond
Above & Beyond raises funds for Bristol city centre hospitals.
Above & Beyond raises funds to make a real difference to patient care in Bristol city centre hospitals. Our work touches the lives of over 800,000 patients who are treated every year, as well as the millions of friends and family who visit them and the dedicated staff who care for them.
Each year Above & Beyond raises an estimated £3m for projects that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide, including; state-of-the-art equipment, innovative research, staff training and the creation of a welcoming environment for everyone from Bristol and across the South West.
Whether it’s providing toys at the children’s hospital, funding the only Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in the region, transforming surroundings for patient with cancer or funding state-of-the-art telemedicine facilities in Bristol Heart Institute, our team works closely with hospital staff to make sure funds raised are spent where they are needed the most.
Sarah Talbot-Williams, Chief Executive at Above & Beyond, said:
“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported Rock Against Cancer. So far, your generosity has helped to raise over £55,000 for projects in support of cancer at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.
“Last year we committed to funding two incredible research projects at Bristol’s cancer centre over the next three years. The first is a state-of-the-art project in partnership with the University of the West of England. Robotics are at the forefront of medical research and this ‘Robo-Therapy Project’ will deliver precise, targeted radiotherapy for prostate cancer to minimise exposure to the rest of the body.
“The second investigates the mental wellbeing and after care of men who have suffered from prostate cancer. The impact of hormone therapy can affect the mind as well as the body, and the study investigates how quality of life can be improved through exercise, helping the ‘cancer survivorship’ programme meet the needs of survivors.
“Together, these projects cost £230,000 and your donations really have made all the difference in ensuring these vital projects become a reality. So from all of us at Above & Beyond, a massive thank you!”
Above & Beyond, Registered Charity Number 229945
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Hope for Tomorrow
About Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow is a dedicated charity, bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via our Mobile Chemotherapy Units (MCUs).
As a cancer charity, we understand that time is a crucial factor for patients, and in 2007 we launched the world’s first ever MCU to bring vital cancer care closer to patients, enabling them to spend more time with family, friends and loved ones.
We develop, build, provide and maintain MCUs to support patients who are going through Chemotherapy by alleviating the stresses and strains of travelling for appointments, along with reducing hospital waiting times.
Working in a unique partnership with the NHS, we now have 12 MCUs operational in Gloucestershire, Somerset, South Wiltshire, Hampshire, East Kent, Lincolnshire, North Wiltshire, Cornwall, West Suffolk and East Essex and London, with a reserve MCU in place to ensure continuity of service during the maintenance schedule. We also provide a Nurses Support Vehicle with each MCU, which allows the nursing team to travel to and from the daily treatment locations.
Since the launch of the first MCU in 2007, the charity has saved patients a total of over 2,000,000 miles and over 170,000 hours of travel and waiting time.
The charity won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation, in 2016. The Award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success, and was made in recognition of our achievements since the Founder, Christine Mills MBE, set up Hope for Tomorrow in 2003.
Hope for Tomorrow, Registered Charity Number 1094677
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