Alex Chalk MP shows support for ‘Hit Cancer for Six!’ campaign

Cheltenham’s MP Alex Chalk visited the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre to show his support for their ‘Hit Cancer for Six!’ campaign, and to find out first hand how the funds raised will help local cancer patients.

As charity partners for the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity are appealing for the local community and Festival goers to make a text donation of £3 by texting: HITC46 £3 to 70070, with every donation matched by festival sponsors Brewin Dolphin to become £6.

Donations to the appeal will make an enormous difference to local cancer patients through the Charity’s Focus Fund, which provides specialist equipment and extra care over and above that provided by the NHS. 

Recent donations have enabled the charity to provide portable devices for continuous pain relief,  rise and recline chairs which give comfort to patients receiving chemotherapy and a hands-free imaging device called a Veinsite, which helps staff to locate a patient’s veins for treatment.

Alex commented:

“The team in the Oncology Centre have an incredible passion for their work, giving treatment to so many local people who are fighting cancer.

 

By texting a donation to their ‘Hit Cancer for Six!’ appeal, we can all help to provide extra care for cancer patients; and with every donation doubled there’s never been a better time to show your support.”

The appeal will continue throughout the Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival with the Charity team inviting Festival goers to ‘Hit Cancer for Six!’ at their Festival Photo Booth, and further funds raised through a Yogathon and on Ladies Day.

 

(Pictured from left to right: Sam Guglani – Consultant Oncologist, Edward Mawle Divisional Director of Brewin Dolphin, Alex Chalk MP, Paul Nurden Divisional Director Brewin Dolphin, and Nick Reed Consultant Oncologist and Chair of Focus)