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August, 2002

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Title:Weston Park Hospital
Subtitle:Supporters Commit Thousands To Cancer Charity
Author:Weston Park Hospital 
ID & Publication:20020809033 ~ Villager 
 Weston Park Cancer Appeal (3kb)


PEOPLE from across the region have dug deep in their pockets donating tens of thousands of pounds towards cancer research in just three weeks.
They have responded to an urgent appeal by professors at Weston Park Hospital’s Cancer Research Centre to protect the future of research into the disease and its treatments.
Through the hospital’s supporting charity, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal, people have already donated £!4,000.
Another 76 supporters have filled in standing orders to make regular donations totalling £70,000.
In March this year the Cancer Appeal received a desperate plea from Professors Rob Coleman and Barry Hancock for help to keep the research programme at the Cancer Research Centre going.
With very little warning a large amount of the centre’s regular funding had been withdrawn and seven jobs were under threat. Prof. Coleman said if the jobs were lost, research at the centre would have to be ‘greatly pruned’.
The Cancer Appeal agreed to pick up the shortfall for the next three years, at a total cost of £0.5 million. But now it has to raise the cash for the donation and wrote to all its supporters three weeks ago asking them to make regular pledges by standing order.
Director of the Cancer Appeal Bridget Evans said: ‘We’ve had donations of over £14,000, but we’ve also had 76 people committing to pay a regular amount each month and more forms are coming in everyday.
‘If we take all of that together it represents nearly £70,000 worth of gifts over the whole time of the standing orders - or alternatively between them these 76 people have pledged £9,000 a year. It’s an amazing amount and we’re over the moon.’
The Cancer Appeal can reclaim a further 25 per cent from the Government on donations made by taxpayers. Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield treats patients from across the South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire/Humberside and North Lincolnshire region. In the case of rare cancers the hospital is a centre for treatment for the whole of the north.
More than 700 people took part in clinical trials run by the Cancer Research Centre last year. Statistics show that anyone taking part in a trial has a better chance of recovering and improved quality of life.

Anyone wishing to make a donation or regular pledge can contact the Cancer Appeal on 0114 226 5370 or email at

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