Club Charity

Each year, our members select a charity to support via fundraising at events.  The chosen charity for 2017 is the Sussex Cancer Fund.
 
"The Sussex Cancer Fund is a small charity based at the Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton, anyone who receives oncology treatment in Sussex will benefit from something the charity has done or paid for.
 
"Our charity pays for a range of services and equipment for our patients including day-to-day ‘extras’ that make a difficult and stressful experience a little more civilized.
 
"We pay for a free car park specifically for cancer patients, complementary therapy, free vending machines providing hot fresh drinks for patients, newspapers, magazines and a DVD library for chemotherapy patients, we also pay for equipment, from specialist gowns for breast cancer patients costing just £10 but which make a big difference to patients’ experiences, right through to medical equipment costing many thousands.
 
"Our dedicated research fund provides grants to facilitate our staff to carry out peer reviewed research and in some cases Research Fellows are employed.
 
"Our latest achievement has been a contribution of £1.6 Million to the cost of building the Macmillan Horizon Centre, this joint project between the Sussex Cancer Fund, Macmillan and BSUH will provide a holistic information and support service to patients and their relatives in a calm, non-clinical environment.
 
"We have minimal overheads, and only one part-time employee, almost every penny donated will go directly towards helping our patients in very tangible ways."

You can find out more about the charity on their website (www.sussexcancerfund.co.uk) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sussexcancerfund).
Comments