Deputy chief executive Mike Foster joined cancer services staff and volunteers serving coffee and cakes (kindly donated by Interserve and Sainsbury’s) to staff and visitors passing through the UCH atrium. The event raised £626.17 all of which goes to Macmillan.
The event is Macmillan’s big fundraising event of the year – in 2009 coffee mornings across the UK raised an impressive £7.9million for the charity which provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support for people affected by cancer and lobbies for better cancer care.
Patients treated for cancer at UCLH can benefit directly from the support offered by the charity as Emily Fremantle, (pictured centre with Kay Eaton, nurse consultant for cancer and supportive care, and Hilary Plant, Macmillan project manager) general manager for cancer said: “The Macmillan Information Centre at the Rosenheim Wing provides an invaluable service providing information, advice and support for patients and their families and carers. Macmillan have also funded several other posts at UCLH, such as nurse specialists, a dietician and welfare and benefits advisor to support cancer patients.
“We are continuing to work with Macmillan to build upon current services and ensure we provide a complete, ‘holistic’ service focusing on all aspects of clinical and supportive care in the new Cancer Centre”.