“We are a total charity;
the Trustees are volunteers”
To maintain increased staffing levels in the Chartwell Cancer Unit, The Princess Royal University Hospital so dedicated professionals can spend more time with patients and provide a better level of care and service for us all.
To improve the conditions in the unit for both patients and staff ensuring that the Unit is as well staffed and comfortable as any other unit in the UK.
Trustees: Michael Douglas, Gile Juttla, Chris Regan and Bobby Beech. Michael, Gile and Chris know how it feels to face cancer having received treatment in the unit and have all recovered. Founder Michael Douglas set the Charity up in 2005 after seeing first hand a very serious shortfall in the staff versus patient ratio within the Chartwell Unit. Local business woman Bobby Beech set up “The Positive Path”, now one of the CCT’s biggest Annual Fundraisers.
“More and more you hear about someone who has been affected by this dreadful disease, whether it’s a friend, colleague or a close family member” says Trustee Bobby Beech.
Staff funded by The CCT
With your help we continue to fund:
Two Healthcare Assistants:
Sally Groom (since 2005) and Ruth Curry (since 2007). Sally and Ruth currently job share and they are a vital part of the Treatment Suit Team ensuring that the nurses have the daily back-up support they need.
Dr Nardair Kebaier to work alongside Consultant Oncologists within the Breast Oncology Team at the PRUH providing outpatient and inpatient support to breast cancer services.
We also funded Senior Haematologist Dr Anil Lakhani until his retirement in August 2014.
We have just recently agreed to fund two Clinical Nurse Specialists in 2015.
“One in three people are affected by cancer or leukaemia, directly or indirectly at some time in their life and people that live in the catchment area for the Princess Royal University Hospital will present at the Chartwell Unit” says Michael Douglas, Trustee.
Funding Advisory Committee
In 2014 we set up a team of experts to assess the most urgent needs of cancer patients across the various King’s sites, advise and consult with us on where the funds are best spent.
The aim of the Events Committee is to present new fundraising events and ideas to the table. The Committee, meets on a monthly basis to discuss various opportunities. If you would like to join our Events Committee and/or attend one of our meetings please contact the office on 01959 570322.