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Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is Committed to Supporting Cancer Services for the People of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.

Started in 1979 by Bernard Lingen, then Mayor of Shrewsbury, and local accountant Frank Davies, the charity has contributed around £18million in today’s prices to improve cancer services in the local area.

We estimate that around 75,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

We’ve made a lot of changes in the charity recently, and worked on some really exciting projects.


A Welcome From Our Chair of Trustees, Mandy Thorn MBE

Lingen Davies has been funding projects to improve cancer services our Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales for nearly 40 years. The support we receive from local people is incredible- they never fail to come up with new and innovative ways to raise money and we couldn’t do any of this without them.

Our charity has been through some major changes in the last four years, and we continue to grow and develop. We believe that our new ways of working will make us a more effective, sustainable and impactful partner in supporting cancer services for people in our area. We are already seeing a significant uplift in our fundraising, down to the hard work of our volunteers, staff and the wider community. Our most recent annual review shows how we have developed and the enormous impact that our charity has had on local services. You can read our annual review here.

While we will continue to keep fundraising for equipment to support cancer treatment, we are also now working to help people prevent cancer, encourage them to seek treatment earlier, and support people to live their lives well, during and after treatment. We will be doing more and more work in this area, so please look out for us out in the community!

Please take some time to look through our plans. I am excited for the future of Lingen Davies and the impact we can make, with the support of the people of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.

In 1979, the Mayor of Shrewsbury Bernard Lingen, with the help of local accountant Frank Davies, launched the Cobalt Unit Trust Fund to raise funds to build and equip a new Radiotherapy Department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. For the first time, people with cancer in Shropshire and Mid Wales could receive their treatment and care locally.

Since then, the charity has maintained a commitment to supporting excellent local services and ensuring that people in our community are given the best possible support when facing cancer. We have continuously raised funds for a wide range of projects, working closely with health professionals to ensure our money is spent wisely, and for the greatest benefit of local people.

In 1994, the Charity changed its name to the Lingen Davies Cancer Relief Fund in recognition of the hard work and dedication of Bernard Lingen and Frank Davies. On 1st April 2013, we changed our name again to Lingen Davies Cancer Fund to emphasise the work we still need to do to help improve facilities for cancer patients across Shropshire and Mid Wales.

In 2015, the charity became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and this is the form in which we exist today. As we head towards our 40th anniversary in 2019, we are excited about our potential for the future, and will be investing in some amazing new projects to ensure we keep supporting our local community through their experience with cancer and beyond.

You can read the charity’s constitution here.

You can see our most recent annual accounts here.


Meet Our Fantastic Team. They’re Here to Help so if You’ve Got Any Questions or Would Like a Chat, Just Give Them a Call.

The team is made up of our trustees drawn from the local community, our executive team who work in the charity day-to-day delivering its charitable objectives and raising funds, and lots of amazing volunteers who help keep the office running smoothly and help with fundraising events.

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