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New Events Diary

Take a look at our new Events Diary including our Open Gardens, for a detailed listing of events organised by Scannappeal and our supporters.

Events take place from March until August 2016.

For online information please visit our Events Calendar.

Musicathon Magic

Scannappeal’s Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital entertained the locals with multiple musical delights on Sunday 31 January, raising £4,000 which will go towards the Cancer Fighting Fund – Pancreas Appeal.

Thank you to all those that took part, sponsored the musicians and came along to listen.

 

Scannappeal announces Robert Lindsay as its Principal Patron

We are delighted to announce that Denham resident and one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors, Robert Lindsay, has been appointed as our Principal Patron. Robert Lindsay has lived in Buckinghamshire for over 21 years and takes on this new charitable role as we prepare for an exciting phase in our operation. During 2016 we will see all of our four major fundraising appeals reach their conclusion. We will also launch at least three new appeals over the coming months that, with the new Principal Patron’s support, will assist even more local NHS patients to receive faster and more effective treatment and diagnosis.

Well known for his commitment to charitable causes, this appointment is the first time Robert Lindsay has taken a formal position with a charity. Explaining why he has chosen to work so closely with Scannappeal, Robert Lindsay said: ”As a Buckinghamshire resident, I’ve witnessed first-hand the fantastic outcomes that Scannappeal helps our local NHS to deliver. And as someone who is a passionate believer in our NHS, the opportunity to really make a difference and help our local community receive an even better service when they need it was simply a pull I could not resist.”

William Baxter CBE, Scannappeal Chairman, expressed his pleasure at Scannappeal’s newest appointment, “We’re thrilled to have Robert join our team and we’re looking forward to a long and rewarding partnership with him. We’re continuing to take great strides forward in helping our local NHS hospitals become centres of excellence and deliver world class service. Having Robert on board is simply going to help us achieve even more.”

Kop Hill’s support for local cancer patients

Proceeds from the Kop Hill Climb have been used to support our Cancer Fighting Fund at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. £3,500 has been donated to the £140,000 Appeal for a C-arm fluoroscope. This will mean quicker detection and diagnosis of colonic, pancreatic, oesophageal and stomach cancers, immediate precise treatments and faster relief of symptoms.

Kop Hill is now an event run by Heart of Bucks (Buckinghamshire’s Community Foundation) which seeks to raise money locally to support the community within Buckinghamshire. Linda Cannon Clegg, Trustee of the Foundation and current Chair of the KHC donations panel said ‘In particular, we were very impressed with the amount already raised by this project over the course of the last year. With the total so nearly within reach we wanted to help ‘close the gap’ for the C Arm to be funded.’

Kop Hill Climb’s total fundraising now exceeds £300,000 since the revival’s inception back in 2009. At the end of December 2015, the Panel approved donations totaling over £75,000 to 19 organisations who specifically support the local area.

Sweet support for Scannappeal’s speech therapy project

A big THANK YOU to Sweet Charity, the Prestwood charity shop, who have donated £3,000 to our Speech and Language Therapy project. This will go towards the purchase of a range of equipment for patients with difficulty swallowing or impaired speech following a stroke, or with Parkinson’s disease, cancer of the throat, muscular dystrophy or head injuries. Marilyn Humphries, Director of Sweet Charity, said ‘Our aim is to support local groups with grants that we have available, especially those who offer brilliant services to people in our community’.

We need £10,000 to complete this project which will benefit 750 local patients each year at Amersham and Wycombe Hospitals. Items available for sponsorship range from digital voice recorders at £100 to a specialist monitor for endoscopes at £4,000. Contact fundraising.scannappeal@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk if you would like more information.

Super Support from Supplies Company

Staff at Excel Office Supplies in Wycombe held a collection in the town centre recently, raising almost £250 for Scannappeal and Wycombe Youth Action. Lindsay Horler, Marketing Director of Excel, said ‘Scannappeal have been a regular customer of Excel for several years and we wanted to do something to support their Digital and 3D Breast Screening Appeal. This campaign has given us a chance to support a local charity and a customer of ours. Scannappeal does such extraordinary work in the community, and is an asset to Wycombe Hospital and to our local residents.’

The funds raised will go towards the £500,000 project at Wycombe Hospital to radically improve diagnosis of early breast cancer which will benefit 23,000 women each year. Pictured are Lindsay and Ian Horler with their fundraising Bear (also known as Bethany who works at Excel).

Christmas Evening like no other

Scannappeal would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped support Scannappeal at the wonderful Old Amersham Christmas Evening on Friday 4 December.

Countess Buckinghamshire (a Scannappeal Patron) helped to turn on the Christmas lights and visitors young an old enjoyed a variety of seasonal music, live reindeer, the ice-rink plus our Scannappeal festive tombola, mulled wine plus refreshments generously donated by Tesco Amersham.

Over £700 was raised on the night for the Sound Appeal at Amersham Hospital.

Freemasons support speech therapy project

Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund have donated £1,000 to our small project for the Speech and Language Therapy Department.  This will go towards the purchase of a range of equipment for patients with difficulty swallowing or impaired speech following a stroke, or with Parkinson’s disease, cancer of the throat, muscular dystrophy or head injuries.  Debbie Begent, Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service Manager, said ‘This donation will enable us to buy a tablet computer so that we can provide up-to-date and innovative speech therapy for stroke patients.  Using computer software they will be able to access speech therapy from their own homes and practise as often as they can.’

We need £15,000 to complete this project which will benefit 750 local patients each year.  Items are available for sponsorship range from digital voice recorders at £100 to a specialist monitor for endoscopes at £4,000.  Contact fundraising.scannappeal@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk if you would like more information.

 

The Black Tie Dinner Club lends it’s support to Scannappeal & Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Members of the Black Tie Dinner Club which raises money for charity, Gordon Rogers and Phil Johnson, recently joined forces to organise a marquee event for one-hundred guests at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington to support Scannappeal’s Cancer Fighting Fund at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.  Chair of the Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital Roy Collis, spoke about the Appeal and how local patients are benefitting from the hi- tech equipment already purchased from earlier phases of this Appeal.

A fantastic £4,580 was raised on the night for phase five for colonic, pancreatic, oesophageal and stomach cancers and presented to Dr Gorard and Roy Collis at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Photo L to R –  Dr David Gorard (Consultant), Gordon Rogers (Black Tie Dinner Club), Roy Collis (Chair of FOSMH) and Phil Johnson (Black Tie Dinner Club).

 

Building Society’s Boost for Cancer Fighting Fund

Buckinghamshire Building Society have demonstrated their support of the local community by donating £7,000 to our Cancer Fighting Fund project at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.   Andrew Craddock, Buckinghamshire Building Society’s CEO said: ‘Cancer has touched the lives of many of our members and staff and I am delighted that this donation will provide equipment to detect and treat cancers of the digestive tract which will benefit more than 1,000 patients in Buckinghamshire each year.’  The donation was from the Building Society’s Charitable Foundation which is managed by Heart of Bucks.

 

This £140,000 Appeal is for a C-arm fluoroscope which will mean quicker detection and diagnosis of colonic, pancreatic, oesophageal and stomach cancers, immediate precise treatments and faster relief of symptoms.  Lisa Trivett, Director of Scannappeal, said: ‘The donation by Bucks Building Society has taken the Appeal to over £100,000 and we are truly grateful to them for their support which will help so many local people.’