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 need to raise £1.25million by 2019 – so far we’ve raised…
Help us to reach our target – Click here to see how you can support Lingen Davies.
We are delighted to launch the Lingen Davies Ruby Appeal – it’s our 40th Anniversary on June 5th 2019, and to celebrate we want to raise £1.25million to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in our community. The Lingen Davies Ruby Appeal is focused on three key areas of work supporting people throughout their experience of cancer. Our appeal themes are: Improving Cancer Prevention and Early Detection We will:
Enhancing Cancer Treatment Services We will:
Supporting People Living Beyond Cancer We will:
Our appeal will be funding the following exciting projects to support excellent services in our local community:
As part of our 40th Anniversary Appeal, we will be raising funds for an MRI Guided Prostate Biopsy Machine. Prostate cancer can only be diagnosed by taking samples from the prostate. A standard needle biopsy is taken randomly from the prostate, and this can result in patients having repeated biopsies, or the tumour being missed. If cancer is still suspected, the patient will be sent for another biopsy with the MRI Guided machine.
The new machine uses MRI images to allow targeted biopsies of the tumour, making them more accurate and reducing the need for them to be repeated. There is no such machine currently available in our area.
As part of the charity’s 40th Anniversary Appeal Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is raising funds for two additional Colorectal Scope Guides for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, to help improve patient comfort and accuracy for bowel cancer diagnosis.
The Scope Guides ‘bolt on’ on to a colonoscope to provide a 3D representation of the shape and position of the endoscope inside the body, making it easier to move around the colon and more comfortable for patients.
We’re working with Shropshire Council’s public health team to support the “Get Active, Feel Good” programme, which has been operating since 2012. The scheme, delivered by Lifestyle Fitness Ltd on behalf of Shropshire Council Public Health, supports people with cancer to feel better through increasing their levels of physical activity and moving around more.
With current funding coming to an end, Lingen Davies have agreed to support the continuation of the project, which will now be expanded to operate in community venues across the region, as well as its current bases at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals.
We’ve got two more projects still to announce- we’ll be working on some exciting new projects to provide information and support to local people, and make sure that we are making the best possible contribution to services in our community. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on the appeal and please have a look around our site for ways you might be able to help – we really can’t do it without you!
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