Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a £500,000 fundraising appeal in Northallerton.
The charity is calling on the community to support The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, which is currently being built at the Friarage Hospital.
Macmillan is working with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to build the cancer centre. Yorkshire philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden has jointly funded the project with Macmillan and given a wealth of design expertise, to help turn a vision into a reality.
The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre will offer state-of-the-art cancer care and support facilities, all under one roof. South Tees Hospitals has invested in the scheme and provided clinical input to the project. The whole project is costing around £10 million in total. Building work is on track to be completed in September this year.
Rebecca Shanks, Macmillan fundraising manager for Northallerton, said: “There’s a growing need for services – every year, almost 600 people in the Northallerton area are told they have cancer. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre will be a fantastic source of support for patients and their families. You can support the project by making a donation to our appeal. The community has already shown incredible generosity, raising more than £100,000 since building work started – we hope you can help us reach our target.”
You can find out more about the progress of the building works, and how to get involved with Macmillan’s fundraising appeal, at a drop-in information event. This takes place at the Friarage on Thursday 19th April 2018 between 1pm and 5pm, on a stand close to the children’s outpatients department.
The finished centre will include a chemotherapy treatment lounge with capacity to treat up to 35 patients a day, complementary therapy facilities and treatment and consulting rooms.
A Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre and supporting accommodation for patients, which will include telemedicine facilities, will also be key features of the development.
Money raised by Macmillan’s appeal is going towards the charity’s contribution to the project. To get involved with the appeal, call the Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about the appeal at www.macmillan.org.uk/northallertonbuild