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 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
Enhancing Cancer Treatment Services
Supporting People Living Beyond Cancer
We’ll be updating you regularly with details of where the money raised from the Lingen Davies Ruby Appeal is going. The first things we will be fundraising for are…
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 hope to be able to buy these pieces of equipment by the end of 2017, and we’ll then be announcing the next phase of the appeal. Alongside our equipment purchases, 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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