Earlier in the summer people from around the UK were invited to join a fundraising walk for a ward or NHS charity of their choice. A group of colleagues from cancer services and outpatients spent the warmest Saturday of the year walking from Hastings Pier to Cooden Beach to raise money for the trust’s cancer fund.
“The team are always looking for ways to raise money for this fund and when the official Sussex wide ‘Walks for Wards’ event was cancelled, they decided to go ahead anyway,” said Dee Daly, Governance and Quality Lead for Cancer and Core Services. “The walkers raised the fantastic sum of £1,208!
“Our cancer fund is used primarily to support cancer patients and their families in financial need during their treatment, by providing them with small financial grants for specific things such as purchasing fridges and microwaves or simply help with a weekly shop.
“The calls on our fund are becoming more urgent because of the financial difficulties faced by so many in our community at the moment, so we were really pleased to be able to add to the fund with the proceeds from our walk.”
In addition to supporting patients with requests for items they need, the fund has recently enabled the refurbishing of a quiet room at Conquest Hospital so patients can be seen following appointments in a comfortable and quiet setting.
If you’d like to contribute to the cancer fund, you can do so via the East Sussex Healthcare Cancer Team’s JustGiving page.
Pictured L-R: Jo Thorpe, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Leanne Kent, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Julie Smithson, Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dee Daly, Quality and Governance Manager for Cancer and Core Services, Louise Bradbury, Lung Cancer Lead Nurse, Mollie Taylor, Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fran Rademaker, Matron, Conquest Outpatients, Rose Harris, Lung Cancer Support Worker, Lucy Thomas – Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist.