Issue 51 September 2013

Issue 51, September 2013 of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group newsletter.

Chairman’s Comments September 2013

News of the Positron Scanner Appeal – We are half way there! Thanks to the generosity of you and other local supporters of this charity and the wishes expressed in the wills of three local residents, I am delighted to be able to report that with 18 months to go this charity, which continues to be run only by volunteers, has raised £600,000 of the £1.2m which is required to fund the...

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Are you planning to run the Bath Half Marathon 2014 for Charity?

Would you like to help transform the treatment of cancer at Bath’s Royal United Hospital by raising funds for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group’s Positron Scanner Appeal? The Bath Cancer Unit Support Group has secured 10 places in next year’s half marathon and would be very pleased to hear from you. This appeal provides those who live and work in the area with a wonderful opportunity to ensure...

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Trowbridge Report

I’m pleased to report that I think the message is getting around locally about the BCUSG Positron CT Scanner Appeal. We began the year by inviting local groups and businesses to Bruschetta Restaurant in April when Stewart Reman gave an excellent presentation about the benefits of having this Scanner at the RUH. If there are any Clubs looking for a Speaker on their Programme invite Stewart along...

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Death of Trustee Gill Morris

Gill Morris, who for 25 years was affectionately known throughout the RUH as the wig lady, passed away on 5th May 2013. Throughout her career Gill had helped hundreds of women to overcome the trauma of losing their hair either during treatment for cancer or whilst suffering from alopecia. Gill retired from her position when her own breast cancer returned four years ago and she had to undergo a...

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Double Challenge

The Westminster to Bath 1,056 Kilometre (660 miles) Double Challenge This challenge is to raise funds for the Positron Scanner Appeal. Nigel Arbury, from Frome, is walking the 160 miles from the Houses of Parliament in Westminster to the RUH. The route follows the River Thames to Reading and then proceeds along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Bath. The catch is that Nigel has set himself a maximum...

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£1000 Presentation

The evening of Wednesday 8th May was the occasion to acknowledge and thank those of our supporters who had contributed £1000 or more to the Charity and to recognise another successful fund raising year by the Trowbridge Branch of BCUSG. Following refreshments and a tour of the Unit where fundraisers and donors were able to see how monies raised by the Charity had been spent, the immediate past...

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