poole hospital charity

Poole Hospital Charity is delighted to have been chosen once again as the nominated charity for Poole Festival of Running 2018. This year we are asking you to help the hospital fight cancer by raising money for innovative cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment.

With 1 in 2 of us receiving a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime the cancer specialists at Poole Hospital have never been busier.

Our Dorset Breast Screening Unit is responsible for screening approximately 96,000 women in the county as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme whilst the Radiotherapy team see nearly 34,000 attendances each year as they fight to treat patients diagnosed with cancer.

This year we are fundraising for equipment to improve diagnosis and the delivery of treatment. This will mean more accurate results and less stress for the patient.

We are hoping to buy:

·         A lateral arm attachment for the biopsy machine in the Dorset Breast Screening Unit. £10,000 –To help the biopsy team reach trickier areas of the breast with ease.  

·         Immobilisation devices for Radiotherapy. £15,000- Physical supports for specific areas of the body which help keep patients still in a certain position allowing the treatment rays to enter the body at very precise points to destroy cancer cells whilst avoiding unnecessary radiation to the nearby healthy cells.

Incredibly, if every adult participant raised just £12 we could purchase the Lateral arm, an Eagle board to keep the head and neck still during treatment and a Prostep board to keep the legs and pelvis still during treatment!

So this year we ask you to get yourself sponsored to make a difference to the cancer services we provide our community with.

As a thank you, all runners who raise at least £50 for Poole Hospital Charity will receive a complimentary charity t-shirt, or raise over £100 to receive an official Poole Hospital Charity running vest. Exciting Stuff!

Show your support today, sign up for your race then contact the Charity team for your free fundraising pack to get you started. Email us at fundraising@poole.nhs.uk or give us a call on 01202 448 449.

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