We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.
We’ve been supporting local cancer services for over 40 years, and we’re now aiming to raise £1.3 million to continue to maintain and improve these services.
Everything we fund makes a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales – please support us in any way you can, to help us keep cancer services local.
Our fundraising target will fund, the ‘Live Well’ Project, an extension to the Cancer Centre at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and a new CT scanner. Read on to find out why we’re funding these and the difference they will make.
Our Lingen Davies Live Well project will be available, free of charge, to visit communities across Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales. We will be able to bring our health-promotion van to communities, local events and organisations. We are happy to offer a stand-alone event or to participate in community events; this could be a health fair, festival, fetes, show or meeting. Our van will hold a wealth of information resources, and we will help people to find online information if they choose. We’ll also bring lots of interactive fun such as quizzes, games, competitions and free handouts. We are able to provide presentations, talks and workshops on a range of cancer-related topics to community groups, school colleges and workplaces.
We want to reach as many people as possible to raise awareness and encourage people to take action. Our key themes include:
During COVID-19 lockdown people haven’t been coming forward with signs or symptoms that could be cancer. Every week during this period, it’s estimated that over 2,300 cancer cases (CRUK) are likely to be going undiagnosed across the UK – and these will be stacking up over time as many people are giving health services a wide berth during this period. Cancer doesn’t stop just because of a coronavirus pandemic, and early diagnosis is as vital as it’s ever been. As 4 out of 10 cases of cancer are preventable it also remains as important as ever to help people is take action to reduce the risk of developing preventable cancers.
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is hugely aware of the need to encourage people to look beyond COVID to consider other important aspects of their health. Once COVID-19 restrictions ease sufficiently and health services re-start, we will be launching a new, free, ‘Live Well’ project to address these key concerns.
The current CT scanner was purchased for multi-department use and replacing it means patients will have access to a dedicated and modern CT scanner, used specifically to plan cancer treatments.
As we now expect 1 in 2 people to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, there is a growing need for more space within our cancer centre to be able to offer our patients the best possible care.
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