Transglobal Express supports The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – this month we donated £5000 and hope to continue with our support throughout the coming year.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has recently launched a new appeal to build a brand new facility dedicated to cancer research and treatment. We spoke to Elspeth Wilson, Fundraising Manager of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, to find out more about the charity, who it helps, and what their exciting plans are for the future of cancer care.
So who does The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity support?
Elspeth: The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK. From ten operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire, we make almost 221,000 patient contacts to over 30,000 patients a year, offering pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatments.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for patients and research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. By choosing to support our charity, you will help us to improve the patient experience and fund vital research, including the latest therapies and innovations in cancer treatment.
You’ve just launched your new appeal - what are your plans for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre?
Elspeth: We are embarking on a journey to change cancer care for the better, by expanding our services into the heart of the population we serve and progressing even further with the ground-breaking research and therapies we undertake.
We want to build a brand new dedicated cancer hospital – Liverpool’s first – in the heart of the city.
To build the best hospital we possibly can, and to make big investments in our Wirral site, we need your help, so we have launched a £15m public appeal.
With your help, we can make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity for the people of Merseyside, Cheshire and beyond. This will mean:
- A new specialist cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool.
- Uniting care for blood cancers and solid tumours for the first time in the city.
- Significant investment in our Wirral hospital.
- Better, safer care for the most unwell cancer patients.
- A huge leap forward for cancer research and clinical trials in our region.
Why is funding for cancer research and treatment so important?
Elspeth: With the latest research showing that almost half of us will develop cancer in our lifetime, there is an urgent need for better tests, earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments for our patients.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the UK and for many cancers the incidence and number of deaths are significantly higher in the North West. With your support we are facing this challenge head on.
A visualisation of the proposed new facility.
Soon, for the first time in the region, patients will have access to the most advanced cancer treatment, facilities and expertise; with in-patient care, outpatient clinics and critical care - along with ground-breaking research and ‘first in human’ clinical trials – as close to home as possible.
We are calling on the people of Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire and beyond to get behind this once-in-a-lifetime chance to do the best we can today, for cancer patients of the future.
We can achieve great things if we join together.
How can we support The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity?
Elspeth: There are lots of ways you can support The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity:
- Make a donation via our website or by calling 0151 482 7948.
- You can remember a loved one by setting up a tribute fund as a lasting way to celebrate a life.
- Leave a gift in your will and help to ensure future generations will benefit from the very best Clatterbridge can offer.
- Organise an event for Clatterbridge. From raffles to quiz nights, head shaves and walks - we’ll help you plan your perfect event.
- Take part in our events – there’s something for everyone; just visit our website.
- Volunteer for the charity. We have many opportunities, from office internships to bag packs and collections.
Are there any upcoming events to get involved in?
Elspeth: On Friday 26th February, people across the region will be having a hair-raising day by taking part in Wear A Wig Day. We'd love you to join in! It couldn’t be simpler – everyone donates £1 to wear a wig for the day.
You can join our team of skydivers on Sunday 27 March.
Or take part in one of our many events for Clatterbridge – there’s something for everyone!
The money you raise helps The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity as we embark on a once-in-a-generation journey to transform cancer care for cancer patients right here in our area.
Thank you to Elspeth for taking the time to speak with us! Remember, you can donate by calling 0151 482 7948, or by visiting The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity website.