Dimbleby brothers' charity backs Guy's Cancer Centre Appeal
Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal was also launched officially at the foundation event on 13 May.
David and Jonathan Dimbleby are supporting the new fundraising appeal to complete the new Cancer Centre where their charity, Dimbleby Cancer Care, will provide support and information for patients.
Dimbleby Cancer Care has already made a generous grant of £2 million to the new Centre. David and Jonathan Dimbleby set up the charity following the death from cancer of their father Richard Dimbleby at St Thomas’ in 1965.
Now they are urging people to support the hospital in bringing treatment and research for cancer patients under one roof in a state-of-the-art building – the new Cancer Centre will care for cancer patients and speed up the search for a cure.
David Dimbleby, President of Dimbleby Cancer Care, says: “We have been long-term supporters of Guy’s and St Thomas’ and at the forefront of cancer support care for nearly 50 years. The building of this Centre will make sure we remain there for the foreseeable future so we urge everyone to support Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal.”
Professor Arnie Purushotham, Director of the King’s Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre, adds: “Together we aspire to be not only one of the leading comprehensive cancer centres in the UK but also one of the best in the world.
“However, we still need the support of the public to complete the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s. Please donate £5 by texting GUYS to 70800 or find out how to support our Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal at www.togetherwecan.org.uk/cancercentre."
This story originally appeared in King's Health Partners Staff e-bulletin on 16 May 2014.