Posted on Wednesday 28 September 2016
Participants in last year’s Guy’s Urban Challenge fundraising event.
More than 3,000 generous patients, families, supporters and staff have together raised an incredible £1.1 million to help make the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s a reality.
Fundraisers have run, cycled, climbed, abseiled, danced, had bake sales and organised numerous other events to help raise £1.1 million for Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal.
In addition to this community fundraising, philanthropists have already donated £6 million to the new Cancer Centre. Discussions with other potential major donors continue, to help ensure we can provide the best possible facilities for patients.
Mairead Griffin, Director of Nursing for Guy’s Cancer, says: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated time, money and bags of energy to support Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal. We’re delighted to now be seeing patients in this amazing building – thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.
The first outpatient clinics were held in the Cancer Centre on Monday 26 September , chemotherapy treatment will start on Monday 3 October, and radiotherapy treatment is due to get underway on 7 November, as part of a phased opening.
Guy’s Urban Challenge, which includes a run, cycle and stair climb up to the 29th floor of Guy’s Tower, raised £91,000 for Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal when it was held for the first time last year.
More than 320 people are due to participate in this year’s Guy’s Urban Challenge event on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.
The money they raise will help fund new equipment, training for staff and innovative research programmes across Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
If you would like to get involved in fundraising for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, please visit www.supportgstt.org.uk to find out more.