2013 (Please note: A further round of Grants will be issued before Christmas)
Below are some of the Charities that have benefited from the Hard Rock’s Rocktober 2012 donation so far.
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.
2007 – 2009