Donation to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
(The photograph shows our Director, Alisha Butler, presenting a cheque for £500 to Elspeth Wilson, the Fundraising Manager for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. The image was taken outside The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.)
Last month, we hosted a raffle and raised £500 for charity.
On the 8th August, our director presented the £500 cheque to Elspeth Wilson, the Fundraising Manager for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
“The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for patients and research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. By choosing to support our charity, you will help us to improve patient experience, fund vital research, the latest therapies and innovations in cancer treatment.
From ten operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire we make almost 221,000 patient contacts to over 30,000 patients a year, offering pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatments.” (quoted from The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s website)
Elspeth was amazing enough to explain to us how the money will help the charity, different ways you can raise funds and the projects they are undertaking.
Currently, their biggest project is the construction of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool, next to the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The specialist hospital is part of the £162 million investment and will open its doors in May 2020.
Liverpool has some of the worst cancer outcomes in the UK, making the presence of the new hospital essential. It should also improve the access and treatment for close to 70% of their patients from north of the River Mersey.
Moreover, the new centre will give them the ability to expand their research portfolio which is critical to developing new treatments.
The charity has £5 million left to raise for the building of the new hospital and every little donation helps them get closer to their goal.
The charity hosts fundraising events such as walks, abseiling, cycles, skydiving and many more, that everyone is welcome to join. All individuals, groups, schools and businesses are also encouraged to make up their own ways of fundraising, like our company did with the raffle.
To raise money for the new hospital, they are also building Liverpool’s first cancer hospital in LEGO bricks, which will require over half a million bricks. For every £1 donated, they will add a LEGO brick to the construction.
To help the charity win £25,000, vote for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity in Tesco stores across Merseyside and Cheshire.
Furthermore, you can take part in their weekly lottery, with a chance to win up to £25,000 every week, or participate in the Card Free Christmas, where instead of buying a card for each person at work or school, you donate to the charity.
Finally, to support the charity, you can make a donation at https://www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk/charity/make-donation.