Lingen Davies was originally launched in 1979 by then Mayor of Shrewsbury Bernard Lingen and local accountant Frank Davies, to build and equip a new radiotherapy department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Since this establishment, the charity has grown to deliver services, equipment, technology, staff, and cancer support to the wider community.
Over the years an entire new Cancer Centre has been created on the site, including state of the art facilities and treatment to benefit cancer patients throughout the community.
The charity exists to enhance and improve the situation for local cancer patients. We cannot eradicate cancer, but we can make life easier for those who are going through it, or watching loved ones go through it.
Looking forward, we have plans to grow, reaching further into BAME groups throughout our region, grow our service delivery work, and facilitate easier access into all parts of our region with our mobile LiveLife Cancer Awareness Service. We already work alongside Severn Hospice, LifeStyle Fitness, and the 5K Your Way Parkrun group to deliver and promote services that will benefit those going through cancer treatment and living beyond it.