Hospital needs £2.5million from the community to fund new cancer centre.
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity has launched a fundraising appeal to bring in the final £2.5million needed for a new cancer centre.
The charity is calling on the community of Milton Keynes to get involved and support the new appeal, which will help transform cancer care for patients, their families and the staff who treat them at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
The new £15million cancer centre means the hospital can better support each and every cancer patient.
It will be a dedicated space offering treatment and a wide range of information and support services to anyone affected by cancer, all within a more spacious, comfortable and welcoming environment.
Importantly, the centre will bring together most treatments under one roof – where currently cancer care is provided in three different locations across the hospital.
Last year in Milton Keynes more than 4,000 people were told the devastating news they had cancer.
Head of Cancer Services at the hospital, Sally Burnie, said: “For the past five years or more our teams have been working tirelessly to improve the services available in the existing facility.
“But with the growing population and higher incidence rates of cancer, the facilities we have currently will no longer be able to cope.”
Leading on the appeal from the hospital is Head of Fundraising, Vanessa Holmes (below, centre).
She said: “This is a once in a lifetime chance for us to make huge progress in the fight against cancer in our region.
“The new centre will mean so much for so many people, but we can’t do this alone – we need the people of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas to get behind us and support the appeal.”
Money raised from the appeal will make sure the centre is the best of its kind, and worthy of the people of MK. The appeal will be officially launched on June 7 at intu shopping centre.
To find out more, fundraise, donate or volunteer, visit www.mkhcharity.org.uk or call 01908 996220. Milton Keynes Hospital Charity is a registered charity number 1048297.