Hinchingbrooke cancer centre delighted with wealth of donations

Members of the Broughton Ball Committee, hand over a cheque for £1200, at the Woodlands Centre, Hunt

Members of the Broughton Ball Committee, hand over a cheque for £1200, at the Woodlands Centre, Huntingdon, (l-r) John Ray, Angie Upshall, Pete Upshall, Pam Pantazi, Andy Helme, Kathy Broadhurst, Sarah Helme, and Ken Broadhurst, to Jess Levin, Macmillan Fundraising Manager for Cambridgeshire. - Credit: Archant

The much needed Macmillan Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital has seen over £50,000 of donations given in six months.

Macmillan Cancer Support's Jessica Levin, Lynda Hall and Gareth Scott Adams celebrates reaching £50,

Macmillan Cancer Support's Jessica Levin, Lynda Hall and Gareth Scott Adams celebrates reaching £50,000 of donations towards Woodlands Centre - Credit: Archant

With the help of local people and groups from around Huntingdonshire, the cancer treatment centre is well on its way to its £1.2million build target.

Lynda Hall, Macmillan Lead Nurse for cancer and palliative care said: “We’re delighted by the incredible support we’ve received from the public so far.

“Now we need even more people to get behind us and to help make our dream a reality – to give our staff and patients the kind of environment they deserve as they go through their cancer journey.”

The new centre is being designed to cope with an increase in patients of up to 3,000 a year by 2016, and to remove the need for travel to other hospitals.


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Since the appeal was launched in February people have been running and cycling, holding balls, quiz nights, auctions and coffee mornings in aid of the Woodlands Centre.

Regional fundraising manager Jess Levin said: “I would urge even more people in Huntingdon and the surrounding area to join in so that we can ensure the best possible environment for patients being treated at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.”

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The £50,000 mark comes as Broughton Ball Committee donated proceeds from the village’s annual ball to the centre.

Committee member John Ray said: “We wanted to support a local charity and locally there are quite a lot of people using the services at the moment.” In total the group raised £1,200 for the centre that is due to open next year.

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