Stephanie Cole visits RUH Cancer Unit
The BCUSG was delighted to welcome its new President, Stephanie Cole, to a meeting of the BCUSG. After meeting Trustees of the Charity, Stephanie was given a tour of some of the facilities of the Bath Cancer Unit including the Positron (PET-CT) Scanner and the Varian Linear Accelerator, just two of the many purchases made by the Charity for the Cancer Unit.
Trustees being shown the Varian Proton Therapy Unit
The Charity is run entirely by volunteers, meaning there are no paid staff. Approximately 95% of all monies raised goes straight into equipment and resources for the RUH Cancer Unit. The other 5% is spent on vital administration costs - the production of our annual magazine and its distribution. Over the past 33 years some £4.85 million has been raised by our enthusiastic band of volunteers.
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Thanks to Stephanie Cole
Unfortunately, Stephanie Cole has had to step down as President of the Charity. Our thanks go to her for the events which she has attended, and given her support to during her time with us.
New President - Stephanie Cole OBE
Stephanie Cole was welcomed as our new President in November 2018. Stephanie will be known for the many wonderful, diverse range of characters she has played over the years – in the theatre, films and on television - from a doctor in the 1980’s series Tenko to the
formidable Mrs Featherstone in both Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours. Very recently Stephanie took part in a live performance on television of “Inside No 9 – Dead Line” and will play opposite Timothy West in King Lear at the Bristol Old Vic during 2019.
Mike Taylor - Chair
Welcome to the new website which I hope you will find is more user friendly and make it easier for donations to be made via the Donate page.
A couple of new sections have been added – one dealing with our new projects and the other all our News stories which can also be viewed on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Trustees have a good working relationship with the Cancer Unit’s consultants and nursing staff and it is from them that new projects will be suggested. It constantly surprises me the ingenuity of some of the items of equipment which we are asked to support. Many of these
items achieve huge gains for the patients, both in terms of the quality of the diagnosis or treatment and its effectiveness and also in reducing the length of time that these treatments take which can then of course have an impact on reducing waiting times.
During my time as Chair, I am keen to encourage new branches to be established to cover all areas under the RUH’s remit. We have a very successful branch in Trowbridge which carries out fundraising activities there as well as Bradford on Avon, Melksham, Westbury and the surrounding villages.
Meet the Trustees
Mike Coombs – Treasurer
Jane Crow - Supportline
Jane Margetts - Supportline
Bethany Mogan – Media
Sue Oliver - Vice-Chair
Sally Pinner – Secretary
Alan Webb – Fundraiser
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