Action Cancer, Belfast – £20,000
Towards continuing the incredible work you and your team are doing to help those patients who contact the dreadful disease of cancer with the aid of the Big Bus which helps raise awareness of breast cancer for both men and women with early detection services for the Northern Ireland Community and all the other services you offer to patients and their families.
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Cambridge – £5,000
Towards a third ultrasound machine in breast unit.
Anthony Nolan Trust, London – £5,000
Supporting approximately 50 patients and their families in providing financial aid for people affected by stem cell Transplant.
Breast Cancer Unit Appeal – UHCW, Coventry – £3,000
New Wheelchairs for patients.
Beating Bowel Cancer (London) – £10,000
Beating Bowel Cancer is a leading UK Charity for bowel cancer patients. Dedicated to saving lives by working in partnership with individuals, local communities, clinical communities and Government to improve public awareness of bowel cancer and to increase the rate of early diagnosis. This donation goes towards the vital work you do within this field.
Cancer Support Scotland, Glasgow – £3,000
Extending opening hours and number of outreach centres To help those suffering from cancer.
Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield – £5,000
200 individual reflexology or aromatherapy sessions for patients suffering from cancer.
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, London – £5,000
Support for 25 families with travel costs whilst their children undergo treatment for Retinoblastoma.
Children’s Hospice South West, Barnstaple – £3,000
Towards a sensory multi-platform soft play facility for Children suffering from cancer.
Community Cancer Centre, Yiewsley, Middx. – £6,240
Expand and monitor complementary therapies and Workshops.
Cornwall Hospice Care – St. Julia’s Hospice, Hayle – £5,000
Refurbishment of two original washrooms into an assisted Bathroom and an assisted shower room.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children – £2,000
Funding required to go towards their music therapy programme for children and young people.
Dreams Come True, Liphook, Hants – £3,300
Funding Dreams Come True for children with cancer.
East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, Cheshire – £5,000
Towards provision of lymphoedema service.
Ellenor Lyons Hospices – ChYps Children’s Hospice At Home, Dartford, Kent – £5,000
44 sessions for chemotherapy to children in your care.
FACT, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear – £4,500
48 sessions offering a range of advice, support and coping mechanisms in a non-clinic environment for cancer patients.
Great Oaks – Dean Forest Hospice, St. Briavels, Glos. – £5,000
Palliative care tailor made and comprehensive to the individual plus support for family and carers, bereavement counselling, Outpatient clinics and alternative therapies.
Hartlepool & District Hospice, Durham – £5,303
A grant towards purchasing ambulatory syringe drivers to help care for patients with cancer who are receiving treatment and pain relief.
Helen & Douglas House, Oxford – £5,000
Towards cost of palliative care for teenagers and young Adults with non-curative cancer.
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, Harston, Cambs – £3,000
Expanding kidney cancer care line enabling it to be available Several hours daily.
Kirkwood Hospice, Dalton, Huddersfield, Yorks – £5,000 Towards an electric profiling bed, pressure relieving Mattresses, complementary therapy equipment and Special books for bereaved families with children.
Katherine House Hospice, Stafford – £5,000
Administering lymphoedema care for an extra day plus Bandages and treatments required with it.
Keech Hospice Care, Streatley, Luton, Beds – £3,000
Complementary therapy sessions for children with cancer.
Kids Cancer Charity, Cardiff Bay, South Wales – £3,000
Compassionate Care Break Programme in the UK.
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, Beds – £5,000
Towards purchase of new type of biopsy machine to diagnose Cancer sooner and easier for urology department and The Prostate Cancer Project.
Lymphoma Association, Aylesbury, Bucks – £3,000
Towards ‘Digital First’ project to improve access to specialist Information for vulnerable people affected by lymphoma.
Meadow House Hospice, Southall, Middx. – £3,000
Sun Canopies or air conditioning units outside and Inside patients’ rooms at Day Hospital Unit.
Melanie Beattie Appeal Fund, Aughton, Lancs – £3,000
Donation towards a Nautilus Machine – PICC Location Technology, for use within the Oncology Department at Clatterbridge Hospital.
Naomi House & Jacksplace, Winchester, Hants – £3,250
Towards employing nurse for one month enabling Children and young people with cancer benefit from Care and expertise.
North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple – £10,000
Funding Patient Support Room in new Chemotherapy Unit.
Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children – £3,000
Finishing touches towards Daisy Lodge such as an outdoor playground and sourcing equipment for the mini gym and therapy suites.
Paul’s Cancer Support Centre, London – £3,000
Towards a Self-Management programme encompassing A wide range of courses and classes which aim to help People with cancer manage anxiety, depression and stress.
PDT for Cancer Care, Stowe Hill, Northants – £5,000
Towards new PDT cancer clinics around the UK to Benefit those suffering from cancer of head, neck, Oesophagus, bile duct, gall bladder, lung, mouth and skin.
Prospect Hospice, Swindon, Wilts – £3,000
Supporting patients who attend our Day Hospice in helping with their transport costs.
Prostate Cancer UK, London – £3,000
Towards work distinguishing differences between aggressive And non-aggressive forms of Prostate Cancer or towards Funding for a Specialist Nurse to join only UK wide telephone And email helpline.
RAFT – £10,000
At RAFT, we understand that post cancer care is hugely important to women. Rebuilding lives is at the core of what we do which is why we have embarked on critical research to significantly improve breast restoration techniques so women no longer have to endure multiple operations with no guarantee of a successful outcome. This donation goes towards laboratory equipment and test for your essential work in your breast reconstruction project.
Relate Manchester South – £300
Towards Relate’s Counselling Service for patients/ Relatives to help manage relationship issues after Cancer diagnosis.
Rotherham Hospice, South Yorks – £3,000
Development of child bereavement support group to be Known as ‘Sunbeams’.
St. Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie, Scotland – £3,000
Refurbishment of two complimentary therapy rooms.
St. Barnabas House, Worthing, Sussex – £7,657
Towards home night sitting service.
St. David’s Hospice Care, Newport, South Wales – £5,000
Funding towards an additional Complementary Therapist.
St. Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich, Suffolk – £3,000
New Wash/Dry fully independent WC system.
St. Helena Hospice, Colchester, Essex – £4,000
Towards replacing mattresses with airwave or bariatric Air wave mattresses.
St. Luke’s Hospice, Harrow, Middx. – £5,000
Expanding your complementary therapies to patients Within St. Luke’s and also in patients’ own homes.
St. Luke’s House, Richmond, Surrey – £5,000
Essential support and equipment to children living with A potentially terminal cancer diagnosis throughout UK.
St. Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate, Yorks – £3,000
Grant towards lymphoedema service.
St. Michael’s Hospice, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex – £5,000
Funding approximately 30 Hospice at Home and night sitting Visits.
St. Peter’s Hospice, Long Ashton, Bristol – £4,000
Replacing specialist mattresses.
St. Wilfred’s Hospice, Chichester, West Sussex – £5,295
Towards upgrading one bed and one recliner chair for Bedroom on ward.
Target Ovarian Cancer, London – £3,000
Towards a series of face-to-face group events for women With a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Teens Unite Respite Home, Broxbourne, Herts – £1,220
Towards motivational workshops to enhance self-esteem And self-confidence of young people with cancer.
The Brigitte Trust, Dorking, Surrey – £3,000
To provide emotional support and practical help to those With life threatening conditions.
The Christie Charitable Fund, Manchester – £4,000
Providing complementary therapy sessions.
The Eve Appeal, London – £5,000
Towards launch of UK’s foremost gynaecological cancer Information service.
The Haven, Leeds, Yorks – £4,330
Towards monthly support days providing patients with emotional, psychological and practical support to help them with impact of cancer, reduce side effects of treatment and improve overall quality of life.
The Heart of Kent Hospice, Aylesford, Kent – £5,000
Replacing old mattresses within Inpatient Unit to specialist Palliative care ones offering pressure relieving qualities to Prevent pressure sores.
The Old Mill Foundation Holistic Cancer Support Centre, Penclawdd, Swansea – £3,000
Two volunteers to undertake manual lymphatic drainage Massage training.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, Norfolk – £5,000
Towards a new unit to encompass all oncology clinic Areas in one cohesive department.
The Rainbow Centre, Bristol – £3,000
Towards bereavement support in preparing families where a child or parent is suffering a life threatening illness.
The Sara Lee Centre, St. Leonards on Sea, E. Sussex – £5,000
Towards Core Therapy Provision to help those suffering from cancer.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospice, Woking, Surrey – £5,000
Towards home visits programme for Complementary Therapies and a new treatment couch for therapy room.
Woodlands Hospice, Liverpool – £3,000
Towards gap in funding to continue your work at current Level.
Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes – £3,000
Towards Patient and Family Support Services.
Wirral Hospice – St. John’s, Wirral – £3,000
Towards bringing health and social care professionals together and offering patients, carers and families wraparound care without needing to increase number of beds at Hospice.
Breast Cancer Care (London) – £5,000
Is the UK’s leading provider of information, practical assistance and emotional support for anyone affected by breast Cancer. This grant is to help the support and care of breast cancer patients.
Hope For Tomorrow – £10,000
Was established in 2003. It aims to alleviate some of the stresses and strains associated with receiving treatment for Cancer. Providing mobile chemotheraphy units for treatment within the community. One of these units is named after Caron.
Cancerkin, London – £5000
For people affected by breast cancer across London and the Home Counties. Offering information, support and complementary therapies such as acupuncture, alexander technique, art therapy, reflexology, reiki, tai chi, yoga, Look Good Feel Better workshops, lymphoedema clinic. Donation of £5000 goes towards the funding of exercise classes, specifically designed for breast cancer patients.
Children with Cancer UK , London – £5000
Funding research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers. Childhood cancer is still the biggest child-killer disease in the UK; in the last 40 years alone, the incidence of cancer in children and young people has increased by 40%. Childhood cancers are insufficiently funded; they are different from adult cancers and derive relatively little benefit from substantial funds afforded to adult cancer research. Project to fund research into causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancers. To research more targeted, less toxic treatments for children; to give more children with poor prognosis increased survival rates; to save more children with high-risk cancer and reduce the devastating side effects of the current available treatments.
The Mulberry Centre, Isleworth – £5000
A walk-in cancer support and information centre with a welcoming and non-clinical environment. Aim to deliver a range of support and information services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer. Counselling sessions and support groups, complementary and relaxation therapies, ongoing one-to-one support on a drop-in basis, a well-stocked library, information o relevant welfare and benefits, plus a wide range of workshops. £5000 donation towards funding the Mulberry Centre’s Counselling Service.
North London Hospice – £5000
Donation towards the funding of Medical equipment and supplies needed so that multi-professional team can make patients as comfortable and services as effective as possible.
Rarer Cancers Foundation – £3000
Founded in 2001 with Macmillan Cancer Support to “ensure that people with rarer cancers have access to the best services and outcomes” and “to raise awareness for people affected by rare or less common cancers”. There are over 270 rare and less common cancers – including womb and bladder cancer, ampullary, thymic or primary peritoneal cancer. The Foundation is the only information and support service in this area. £3000 donation towards cost of bespoke Patient support helpline – the primary point of contact to the charity for those diagnosed with these types of cancer.
ST. JOHN’S HOSPICE, London – £5000
Providing specialist services for people suffering from cancer, HIV and a wide range of terminal illnesses. Every year the hospice supports more than 2,000 patients and family members from seven London boroughs. £5000 donated to pump prime a pilot complementary therapy scheme for the Hospice@Home patients – offering free complementary therapies to patients too frail or unwell to travel.
East Kent Breast Cancer Mammography Appeal – £5000
Digital mammography machines have been installed in William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. Donation towards cost of purchasing essential items of equipment/add-ons for the machines.
HARRIS HOSPISCARE, Orpington – £5000
Since 1984, Harris HospiCare has worked across the Borough of Bromley to improve the quality of life of people at the end of their lives – through home and day care, social work and welfare support, creative and complementary therapies, bereavement support, spiritual care and a specialist lymphoedema service. Lymphoedema is the chronic swelling of a limb or part of the body – often caused by cancer, surgery or radiotherapy. It can cause acute physical discomfort and serious psychological problems and depression. Donation will fund equipment to develop and enhance the Lymphoedema service provided at Orpington day centre.
St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley) – £5000
Dedicated to providing (free) high quality, specialised end of life care to local people with incurable illnesses as well as to their families, friends and carers. Providing a range of vital services, including an 18-nbed in patient unit, day service programmes, various therapies and treatments and an expanding community nursing team which at any one time cares for approx. 500 patients in their own homes. The team also provides counselling, bereavement support and welfare advice and offer expert training in end of life care for other local healthcare professionals and organisations. Physiotherapy can provide much needed relief from pain and is particularly relevant for those patients who have mobility issues. The donation to purchase a MOVEMENT THERAPY MACHINE, allowing patients to exercise whilst remaining seated in a wheelchair.
UCARE (Oxford) – £3000
Urology Cancer Research and Education. This Grant goes towards the funding of a community nurse project – to engage with the public in cancer awareness, increase of awareness of positive healthy behaviours; assist with education material for use in and by the community. It is hoped this will go some way to close the gap between detection and early intervention in order to jmprove the care of patients. 20% of all new cancers diagnosed will be urological cancers and 54,000 new urological cancers are diagnosed each year. Higher percentage of diagnosis in men.
Wessex Cancer Trust – £5000
Providing emotional support /complementary therapies for cancer patients across the Wessex region. Donated towards the provision of complementary therapies.
CoHoC – Colchester Hospitals Charity – £10,000
Colchester Hospital is one of the country’s dedicated cancer centres providing oncology and haematology services to a population of over 370,000 residents from mid and north Essex as well as the immediate surrounding areas. The charity has invested over £25 million to create a purpose built Radiotherapy Centre opening in March 2014. Donation goes towards Funding essential pieces of equipment needed for new Radiotherapy Centre.
St Clare Hospice, Essex – £5000
Provides specialist palliative care for people living with terminal or life-limiting illness and aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable and to help them to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives. Donation goes towards the replacement cost of syringe drivers. These small electronically controlled pumps automatically deliver a prescribed dose of pain relief or other palliative medicine and their use is crucial. (Patients do not have to undergo repeated painful injections or take medicine orally when feeling nauseous or when they have trouble swallowing.)
The Norfolk Hospice, King’s Lynn – £2000
Founded in 1984 on a philosophy of holistic care services include Hospice at Home Care; Day Hospice,; Outpatient services allowing individuals to have a dedicated appointment with a member of the multidisciplinary team for specific therapy; Bereavement support; equipment loan, support groups for carers; respite support in the home. New Bedded facility to be opened in 2014. Donation towards the cost of physiotherapy equipment.
The PDT – Cure for Cancer, Northants – £5000
PDT photo dynamic therapy avoids surgery for skin cancer. This charity is dedicated to providing hospitals, clinics and surgeries with equipment for the treatment of skin cancer and other cancerous illnesses. Key objective: Prevention and Treatment. Treatment through application of a light sensitive gel injected into cancerous cells. Equipment cost: £15,000 – can treat 20+ patients each week. PDT have raised £10k towards a system for another hospital – further £5000 needed. CKF Donation of £5000 towards the cost of this non-invasive surgical treatment.
Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Bristol – £5000
For Pilot project to provide telephone counselling to people with cancer across the UK. The charity was founded 33 years ago and leads the way in supporting the person not just the illness. The Charity’s approach promotes the idea and the feeling of health, even in the presence of serious illness. Medical treatments and procedures often focus solely on the cancer.
Crossroads Care, (Weston Super Mare) – £5000
Supporting carers across the region with practical and emotional support, providing a first class respite service to families.
PAC – Positive Action on Cancer – £5000
To provide counselling sessions for breast cancer patients. Based in Frome, PAC is the only organisation in Somerset, W Wiltshire and Bath, to offer free professional counselling to anyone affected or bereaved by cancer. Over 1200 people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the area and PAC’s service has grown from a helpline to support women with breast cancer – to offering 56 counselling sessions a week to cancer patients and family members.
NORTH DEVON HOSPICE, Barnstaple – £5000
Local charity providing specialist end of life care to people facing the impacts of a life limiting illness – based in Barnstaple and caring for patients and families across 1000 square miles of N Devon. 80% of patients have cancer diagnosis. Hospice at Home service launched in April 2012, 7-bed in-patient unit + Day hospice providing 1003 sessions in 2012. Donation to purchase new equipment and to refurbish Complementary therapy rooms where patients are offered aromatherapy, massage, reiki, Indian head massage, reflexology, felden krais, relaxation, anxiety management technique, the Bowen technique.
Lewis-Manning Hospice, Poole – £5000
Opened in 1992 as a day hospice. Has completed the building of a new state of the art facility – to provide palliative care services and radically improve end of life care. Funding towards equipping a Wellness centre, meditation and education room.
The Cancer Support Centre, Sutton Coldfield – £5000
Based in Birmingham and offering complementary cancer care services to anyone affected by cancer. Issues such as sleeplessness, stress and anxiety can be helped by complementary therapies such as Reiki, Massage or Hypnotherapy. Donation to the Centre will provide clients with a course of 12 individual treatments of reiki, massage or hypnotherapy to help them cope with the impact of their cancer diagnosis.
Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Stoke on Trent – £10,000
An independent hospice providing palliative care for adults with cancer & those facing any life limiting illness across North Staffordshire, South Cheshire, East Shropshire and Derbyshire. Donation towards the maintenance and enhancement of the Community Lodge care provision: the lodges promote independent living & offer an alternative to medically driven specialist palliative care provided in the In Patient unit. They deliver nurse led care from a team of Hospice at Home Healthcare Support workers, community specialist palliative care team
Katharine House Hospice, Staffs – £5000
Lymphoedema is a debilitating condition but responds well to treatment, particularly at an early stage. The service is an outpatient service, treatment is supported by practical information on how best to self manage the condition. Specialist hosiery is supplied and fitted; patients are taught manual massage and exercises to reduce swelling and given advice on skin care and diet. But manual massage is heavily reliant on nurses’ time and Equipment is needed to give patients the most effective treatment. Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) and deep oscillation treatment are more effective. Grant requested towards purchase of equipment – Deep Oscillation machine £2488 – IPC massage machine £1800.
Hospice at Home, Workington W Cumbria – £5000
West Cumbria is one of the most deprived parts of England. The hospice gives home nursing to over 200 people a year and in 2012 was facing a large shortfall in funding. Donation of £5000 towards the funding of the home nursing service.
St Luke’s Sheffield Hospice – £5000
Donation towards the Funding of the Hospice’s Wellbeing Service. Sheffield’s only adult hospice – nearly 90% are cancer patients. Around 1400 patients are helped each year, approx. 5000 including families. Wellbeing team offer treatments to help people relax, enjoy life and feel better about themselves, giving them a chance to feel more normal Treatments include reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, relaxation, beauty therapy and reiki.
CancerHelp, Preston – £5000
Founded 1984 and providing a comprehensive support service for patients and their families in a tranquil setting. Providing holistic person-centred care, involvement extends from diagnosis through treatment to the survivorship or terminal phase. Counselling, benefit advice, alternative therapies, group support, craft classes and training and education. In 2011, a children’s service introduced to provide support for children and young people affected by family bereavement. The donation goes towards the funding of a qualified, part-time Psychotherapist.
Bolton Hospice – £5000
Provides free palliative care to local people facing cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Donation goes towards the Building for the Future project, to expand and improve facilities at the Hospice, to ensure that the hospice has the capacity and environment to provide the very best care for all those who need access to services in future.
Hospice Care North Northumberland – £5000
Operating from Alnwick and Berwick upon Tweed. Main provider of palliative care services for north Northumberland. Over 80% of people supported are cancer patients. Care programmes tailored to each individual’s needs – day therapy / drop-in clinics; hospice at home, lymphoedema care, complementary therapies, carer support and respite, bereavement support. Donation goes to support the funding of Hospice at Home service.
St Clare’s Hospice, Jarrow – £6000
Established in 1987 in South Shields, providing specialist palliative care to patients in the South of Tyne area, enabling families to remain close to their loved ones in the final days of their life.. Purpose built 8-bed hospice opened in 1994 in Jarrow. A day care service is provided and additional services include a lymphoedema clinic, physiotherapy sessions, counselling, chaplaincy and complementary therapies. Donation to the Hospice towards the funding of Complementary therapy service (Massage, reflexology, reiki and Indian head massage) which provides symptomatic relief to patients suffering from terminal and life-limiting illnesses, as well as their carers.
Throat Cancer Foundation, Stirling – £1000
Founded 2012. Aims to support those affected by cancers of the throat and to raise awareness of the causes.
CCLASP – children with cancer & leukaemia – £5000
Towards the purchase a specially-adapted mini-bus (sterile conditions for young people who have to avoid contamination): to support 500 families. To transport young people and families to hospitals in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
CLAN Cancer Support, Scotland – £3000
Providing support services to anyone affected by any type of cancer. Based in Aberdeen and covering the North East of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Islands, providing support for over 10% of the Scottish population. Donation goes towards funding of Shiatsu Therapy sessions – a therapy to help restore balance and energy.
Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children – £5700
Provides emotional, psycho-social, practical and financial support for young cancer patients. Working with 500+ children / 350 families every week. The donation will furnish bedrooms 2 and 3 in Daisy Lodge – a state of the art therapeutic respite centre in Newcastle, Co Down – providing free restorative short breaks to families affected by cancer.
CLIC Sargent N Ireland – £5000
Donation for the purchase of equipment for Teenage and Young Adult Home from Home.
Awyr Las – Blue Sky Charity – £10,000
The charity helps hospitals across North Wales with vital equipment. The donation goes to support Glan Clwyd Cancer Unit – which offers chemotherapy, radiotherapy and also hospice care.
Bowel Cancer UK (London and Edinburgh) – £10,000
Each year, over 2,100 people under the age of 50 are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK. Whilst this accounts for just 5% of people diagnosed each year, this group of people, their family and friends, have a significantly different experience of diagnosis, treatment and life after bowel cancer compared to patients over the age of 50. The Foundation’s donation to Bowel Cancer UK will help them research, develop and pilot a dedicated information and support service for younger people with bowel cancer.
Brain Tumour UK (Chesham, Bucks) – £5,000
Every hour in the UK, two people receive the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumour – 48,000 people each year. Malignant brain tumours claim more years of life on average than any other kind of cancer and can kill with unforgiving speed. This disease can strike anyone at any time in life but, often, it attacks young people in the prime of their lives. BTUK provides personalised support and signposts individuals to further services to improve their quality of life. The Caron Keating Foundation’s grant enabled the charity to establish two brain tumour patient support groups in London.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – £10,000
Provides cancer care to 27,000 people in Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire parts of North Wales and the Isle of Man. This region has the highest rates of certain types of cancer in Europe; the prevalence of cancer in the region is 127% above the national average for England. Clatterbridge was the first cancer centre in the UK to offer patients Novalis Tx radiosurgery; it is the only UK provider of proton therapy treatments, a specialised form of radiotherapy used to treat and save the sigh of eye tumour patients from all over the world, and is home to the world’s first modern purpose-built “Papillon” radiotherapy treatment machines used to treat rectal cancer. One of the hardest things for female patients can be losing their hair. Such a sudden and visible physical change can be incredibly stressful and The Headstrong Service at Clatterbridge offers support to people experiencing hair loss through cancer treatment. The grant made to Clatterbridge Cancer Charity will be used to fund the refurbishment of a dedicated HeadStrong Room to provide this important service.
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice – £5,000
Is the only hospice on the Isle of Wight which cares for about 1800 patients a year who have a life-limiting illness. The hospice provides medical, practical and spiritual care as in-patients, out-patients and day-patients. Many people prefer to spend their last days in their own home surrounded by their family; the Caron Keating Foundation donated money to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice@Home initiative which offers an individual care plan seven days a week for each patient, coordinating the services of palliative care doctors and the combined team of Hospice@Home nurses.
Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire – £5,000
The Hospice was established in 1987 in response to the need for a community-based palliative day care service for people with cancer, and their families, from the point of diagnosis. A grant was made to the Primrose At Home Service (PaH) which allows patients to remain at home at the end of life. The PaH team delivers nursing care, practical, social and emotional support to the patients and their families, in their own homes, covering hours either during the day or at night and providing much needed respite for the patient’s carer.
Queenscourt Hospice, Southport – £1,500
The Hospice provides specialist palliative care for the communities of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire and has recently completed a 2 year building works programme to update and upgrade facilities, including the provision of a holistic therapy suite where complementary therapies such as aromatherapy massage, reiki, breathlessness management and reflexology are offered in a calm and soothing atmosphere. The donation to the hospice will fund the purchase of a complementary therapy couch and footstool to assist and facilitate the work of complementary therapy staff. The couch will increase the patient’s level of comfort ; the padded cushions and electric adjustments to height range, back rest, mid section and foot sections help to relieve tension and allow the patient to thoroughly relax during treatment.
Rowcroft Hospice at Home, Torquay – £3,500
The Rowcroft Hospice provides free specialist palliative care to over 1900 adults per annum across South Devon. Patients are cared for in a 17 bed in-patient unit and, outside the unit, a community team works in patients’ homes or in community hospitals and care homes. The Caron Keating Foundation donated money for the purchase of syringe drivers; syringe drivers are constantly used by the Hospice at Home team and provide extremely rapid relief from intense pain.
St. Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie, Lanarkshire – £4,995
The Hospice’s primary purpose is to provide excellent, loving, specialist palliative care services to Lanarkshire patients suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. It is Lanarkshire’s only hospice and the multi-disciplinary team also offers support to patients, their families and carers. The Foundation awarded a grant to the Hospice to purchase a patient chair/daybed. Patient chair/beds are an integral part of the care services improving patient comfort and safety as well as improving manoeuvrability for the medical staff, allowing them to move patients much more easily and quickly to receive treatments.
Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, Wormley, Hertfordshire – £7,894
There are over 10,000 young people in the UK living with life-limiting illnesses. Every day, six young people aged 13 to 24 are told they have cancer and Teens Unite is unique in providing for this age group the personal support that has been proven to have a major impact on treatment and recovery. They organise fun days out and motivational workshops and in 2012 opened the first specialist respite care centre for this age group, offering teenagers a break from home and medical treatment cycle in a youth-focussed atmosphere with age-appropriate activities. The centre operates both as a day centre and an overnight sanctuary. The Foundation’s grant funded a series of 5 weekend respite stays for teenagers at the home.
Wellbeing of Women, London WC1A 1HB – £10,000
Every week, 145 women in the UK are killed by gynaecological cancers. Wellbeing of Women has successfully funded major breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating gynaecological cancers. They have pioneered research into cervical cancer leading to the development of the national screening programme, the HPV vaccine and safe, effective treatments. Women diagnosed with this disease now have a 98% chance of survival. The charity has also deciphered the genetics of ovarian cancer and improved outcomes for women with womb cancer. The Foundation’s grant to Wellbeing of Women will be used for a project at the Royal Marsden Hospital; the project is investigating advanced radiotherapy techniques as a new treatment for recurrent gynaecological cancers. These innovative technologies are so advanced they could offer much-needed new therapies for women whose cancer is so advanced that it would previously have been untreatable.
Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford – £5,000
Towards therapy costs. They provide help to younger women with breast cancer to achieve best possible quality of life.
The Cancer Help Centre, Purley – £5000
Towards refurbishing complementary therapy rooms. They supply many therapies which complement convention medicine to help those suffering from cancer and as a walk-in centre.
Cancer Information and Support Services, Swansea – £5,000
Towards Staff and Volunteer expenses. They provide support for patients and their carers affected by cancer.
Cancer Support Scotland, Glasgow – £5,000
Towards ongoing costs of complementary therapies. They provide therapeutic services – outreach and locally based therapies.
Charis Integrated Cancer Care, Cookstown, N.I. – £9,000
Towards holistic and complementary treatments. They offer a holistic approach to those people whose lives are affected by cancer.
Coping with Cancer, Leicester and Rutland – £11,800
Towards complementary therapy treatment and home visits to provide company and social interaction. They provide free and unlimited practical and emotional support to those affected by cancer.
Cornwall Hospice Care, Hayle, Cornwall – £25,000
Towards provision of new therapy room in the outpatients extension. They provide hospice care at St. Julia’s Hospice, Hayle and Mount Edgcombe Hospice, St. Austell.
Cyclists fighting Cancer, Solihull – £1,000
Towards the purchase of a trike/bike. They provide specially adapted trikes/bikes for children affected by brain tumours.
Dudley Group of Hospitals, Dudley – £6,000
Towards high quality reclining chairs. They provide the Georgina Unit, Cancer Care Department, with 15 chemotherapy bays.
The Fountain Centre, Guildford, Surrey – £1,500
Towards furniture etc., for new treatment rooms. This is a Drop in Centre within St. Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital providing information, support, counselling and a wide range of complementary therapies to cancer patients past and present.
The Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, London SE2 – £5,000
Towards providing inpatient unit with new recliner chairs. Provider of free end of life care to the London boroughs of Greenwich & Bexley.
Hartlepool & District Hospice, Hartlepool – £5,000
Towards complementary therapy treatments for one year. Providing both physical and emotional care to terminally ill patients.
Helen & Douglas House, Oxford – £10,000
Towards specialist nursing care for teenagers and young adults with non-curative cancer. First hospice for children and young people’s palliative care.
Herriot Hospice Homecare, Northallerton, Yorkshire – £5,000
Towards overnight services. The Hospice benefits local people who are terminally ill and who wish to remain at home.
Hospicecare, Exeter, Devon – £1,700
Towards overnight services. Towards specialist multiflex massage table for home visits. They help patients in remote and rurally isolated Devon communities get care and support at new local outreach hospice centre.
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, Cambridge - £5,000
Towards patients’ care line. They increase knowledge and awareness and provide a support network for those diagnosed with kidney cancer.
The John Holt Cancer Support Foundation, Warrington – £5,000
Towards ‘Drop in’ counselling. They are a Cancer support group with a drop in centre.
Keech Hospice Care, Luton – £4,750
Towards syringe drivers for adults and children. They care for adults and children with life threatening illnesses.
Lymphoma Association, Aylesbury – £300
To complete funding of Helpline training for 2012. They are the only UK charity providing specialist free information and emotional support to people affected by lymphatic cancer.
Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Nuneaton – £2,500
Towards the cost of a Hydroven Lymphasist Machine. They are a local independent charity providing specialist care for people with life threatening illnesses and their families.
Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast – £5,000
Towards a Breathing Space Clinic for support of people diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
The Moghissi Laser Trust, Goole, Yorks - £5,000
Towards purchase of lasers. Pioneering research into Photodynamic therapy used in conjunction with lasers to treat some cancers.
Naomi House & Jack’s Place, Winchester, Hants - £500
Towards family support services. They support families from 7 counties in Southern England and offering palliative care service to life limited children and young adults from birth to 25 years.
The Nightingale Community Hospice Trust, Enfield - £11,000
Towards running Lymphoedema Clinic for one year. They care for people and families affected by cancer.
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Newtownabbey, N.I. – £5,000
Towards grant for care at home. They care for over 250 life limited children and young people.
Pelican Cancer Foundation, Basingstoke, Hants. – £5,000
Grant for one year towards a liver cancer research room. They help those patients suffering from bowel, liver, prostate and bladder cancer.
The Pepper Foundation, Berkhamsted, Herts. – £1,000
Towards a Children’s Support Facilitator for one year. They have six Pepper Nurses caring for terminally ill children in own homes plus a family support team for patients’ families.
The Prospect Hospice, Swindon, Wilts. – £500
Towards equipment to help patients maintain independence and control. The provide compassionate care and expert help for adults facing life threatening illnesses.
Rainbow Trust, Leatherhead, Surrey - £5,000
Towards telephone helpline. They provide emotional and practical support to children and young people with terminal illness and extended family support.
St. Barnabas House, Worthing, West Sussex - £2,000
Towards art therapy service at the hospice. They provide an in-patient unit for respite care and end of life care, plus a day hospice giving a range of social activities, clinical intervention and therapeutic activities.
St. John’s Hospice, London NW8 - £5,000
Towards offering complementary therapies to those patients at home. Hospice at Home aims to extend expert end of life care into the homes of those who wish to remain in familiar surroundings.
St. Margaret’s Hospice, Taunton, Somerset - £5,000
Towards Lymphoedema service. They provide high quality specialist palliative care for adults.
St. Peter’s Hospice, Clifton, Bristol - £7,370
Towards the purchase of two Oska Cirrus Pain Therapy Mattress Systems. The only adult hospice providing continuity of home care for terminally ill patients across the greater Bristol area.
St. Raphael’s Hospice, Sutton, Surrey - £5,000
Towards Hospice at Home complementary therapy service. They aim to support patients with advanced illness to be cared for at home.
Sebastian’s Action Trust, Sunninghill - £4,000
Towards a wet play/art room. They support children with life limiting conditions.
The Sharon Fox Cancer Centre, Tamworth, Staffs. – £4,000
Towards cost of providing equipment for holistic therapy treatment rooms. They help to inspire people to take charge of their cancer experience.
Southern Area Hospice Services, Newry, Co. Down, N.I. - £7,500
Towards funding for 500 complementary therapy services over 12 months for cancer patients. They provide a comprehensive specialist palliative care service to patients with cancer and other life limiting ilnesses.
Swaffham & Litcham Home Hospice Support, Swaffham, Norfolk - £3,375
Towards cover for a therapist’s time for ‘Wellbeing Days’. They provide support to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses plus their families and carers.
UCLH Oncology Fund, London WC1E - £7,500
Towards funding a practitioner one day a week for one year in our complementary therapy service. They support the cancer division at University College Hospital.
Weston Hospicecare, Weston-super-Mare - £5,000
Towards cost of Children’s Bereavement Service. They provide free specialist palliative care for those with life limiting conditions and their families in N. Somerset and bordering areas.
Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes – £6,500
Towards creative and complementary therapy in day hospice. They provide specialist care for people with a terminal illness who no longer respond to curative treatment.
Wirral Holistic Care Services, Claughton, Wirral – £5,000
Towards funding a part time Nurse Therapist in complementary therapy. They provide therapeutic cancer care to those diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign, Worcester – £9,700
Towards six treatment couches. Breast Unit to enable existing service to develop and expand, including providing specific clinics for men with breast problems.
2010 – 2011
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford - £20,000
Help pay for a specialist breast ultrasound machine. This means faster breast cancer diagnoses for patients which helps take away the worry and stress of waiting for results. The ultrasound machine enables the consultant to be able to diagnose lumps as he or she sees patients. This ‘One Stop Shop’ approach means patients no longer need to revisit the hospital if the outcome is good news.
The Christie Charitable Fund - £1950
To buy massage chairs for their Complementary Therapy Service.
Butterwick House Children’s Hospice
To allow the Hospice to take groups of young people to various parts of the UK to meet other young people for a weekend. Also with enough funds to allow at least four futher day events.
Action Cancer, Belfast - £25,000
Breast Cancer Awareness
Salary for Big Bus radiographer for one year. The bus provides a scanning service for women outside the NHS age group. This vehicle is driven around N.I. to various locations e.g. housing estates, factory yards etc.
Variety Club of Great Britain - £11,950
Helping Disabled/Disadvantaged Children with cancer related illnesses
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester - £1950
Complementary Therapy Service
Three portable massage chairs that can be taken on to the wards and to treatment clinics
Pembrokeshire Cancer Support, Wales - £3000
Outreach help and Complimentary therapies
For use towards the costs of reflexology therapy and relaxation classes for cancer suffers
Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City, Herts - £5000
Specialist Palliative Care Services
Small portable syringe drivers to be used by patients both in the Hospice, nursing homes or in their own homes under care of the Community Nursing Team
DebRA, Crowthorne Berks - £5000
Finding treatments for Epidermolysis Bullosa (skin Cancer)
To be able to continue specialist care, support and treatment for EB in providing hands-on medical treatment to teenagers and young people who have developed fatal skin cancer.
Complementary Cancer Care Trust, Bexley, Kent - £4250
Holistic support and Counseling service to carers
Support Project – providing holistic approach for people with cancer, their families and carers.
St. Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham - £9000
Specialist Palliative Care for life limiting illness
Planned respite Service for 8 carers and family members to provide a welcome break for those caring from cancer.
Butterwick Hospice Care, Stockton on Tees - £5000
In-patient and day care for adults and to children
Funding for Siblings Support Group for those who have brothers or sisters undergoing treatment including a residential weekend away.
St. Luke’s Hospice, Harrow Middx. – £4000
Providing Hospice Care
Funding towards providing Complementary Therapy Service within patients’ homes and at the hospice.
Cancer Kin, Royal Free Hospital, London - £3168
Supporting those living or affected by breast cancer
Providing dance therapy classes for one year for those living with or affected by breast cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK, London - £10,000
Dedicated to help with up-to-date advice and guidance on this disease.
Towards the service of detailed dietary advice to people living with and beyond bowel cancer.
Darenth Valley Hospital Charity Fund, Dartford, Kent - £20,000
Cancer fighting fund.
Funding towards handheld Breast Ultrasound Machine from which consultant can diagnose lumps as they see patients.
St. Raphael’s Hospice Sutton, Surrey - £5000
Serving the Boroughs of Sutton and Merton.
Funding towards in-house entertainment (one show for each day centre day) and gallery furniture for Common Room
Crossroads Caring for Carers, Weston-super-Mare, N. Somerset - £5000
Palliative and Terminal Care Scheme.
Funding support for terminally ill individuals and their carers at a hugely emotional and challenging time.
The Harbour, Bristol - £10,000
Professional counselling and psychotherapy to those affected by terminal or life threatening physical illness.
Funding psychodynamic counselling for those affected by cancer and are isolated or who have psychological as well as medical difficulties.
Children with Leukaemia, London - £5000
Pioneering research into causes and treatments and supporting leukaemic children and their families.
Minimal residual disease analysis which detects minute traces of leukaemic cells in children’s bodies which enables doctors to spot high risk children.
Breast Care Charity, Antrim Hospital - £3000
One-stop breast clinic to provide support initiatives for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Funding towards an exercise programme for rehabilitation of patients with breast cancer.
Lewis-Manning Hospice Lilliput, Poole - £5000.
Palliative care to local people living with cancer.
Funding towards physiotherapy and rehabilitation for cancer patients
Strongbones Children’s Charitable Trust, Romford - £5000
Bone cancer and muscular skeletal charity aiding those under 21 years-old.
Funding for respite care to young bone cancer patients plus their families and emergency grants for bedding, clothes etc. at critical times.
St. Luke’s Hospice, Basildon, Essex - £3000
Care for those with advanced progressive disease.
Funding for a carer for four hours a week for one year, helping both the patient and their families.
The Rainbow Centre for Children - £6680
Offering homoeopathic consultations and remedies to sick children, family, adults and carers.
Funding towards aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage to be given for one year including home visits if required.