We'll get through this Together
Julie Russell, General Manager of York Against Cancer, writes:
We are bowled over by the generosity of everyone involved in the whoopWHOOP! 2018 campaign. It’s such a great, positive way to raise money for us.
York Against Cancer was founded in York to pursue local cancer research and improve life for cancer patients at York Hospital. Over the years, our work has expanded and we currently fund a range of projects, mainly operating in areas covered by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust* and the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.**
Our mobile chemotherapy unit, operated by the York Hospital Trust, travels to Malton, Scarborough, Bridlington and Selby, bringing treatment closer to home for patients while relieving pressure on the main hospital sites.
Patients receiving cancer treatment from the York Hospital Trust, whether at Scarborough or at York, are eligible to apply for free short breaks at our luxury respite properties in Whitby and Filey.
Cancer patients attending York and Scarborough hospitals can benefit from counselling and advice, support and complementary therapies at the York Hospital’s Cancer Care Centre, which was established after a major fundraising appeal by us and The Press newspaper, York. We continue to fund some of the staff and services available at the centre.
We fund pioneering University of York research into bladder cancer, a condition especially prevalent in the Yorkshire area. We produce specialist education packs for schools to use in teaching children how to lead safe and healthy lives. We fund specialist equipment for GPs in the Vale of York CCG area to make skin cancer screening simpler and speedier for patients, creating a life-saving service that’s regarded as pioneering.
Our daily minibus service runs between York and St James’s Hospital, Leeds, for York Hospital Trust patients needing radiotherapy treatment there. Patients from outlying areas can join the bus if they are able to travel to a meeting point in or around York.
We are always on the lookout for new local cancer care, education and research projects to support and would be delighted to hear from anyone with ideas.
Julie Russell, General Manager, York Against Cancer
*The hospital trust serves the communities of York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton, Selby and Easingwold.
**The Vale of York CCG serves a population of 315,000 in York, Selby, Tadcaster, Easingwold and Pocklington, and the surrounding towns, villages and rural areas such as Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering.
Julie Russell, General Manager of York Against Cancer