The City of Discovery Charity Concert
Benefitting charity for 2013: Ninewells Cancer Campaign
Ninewells Cancer Campaign was established in 1990 and until her untimely death from cancer in 2011 was led by Jacqui Wood. In that time over £18 million has been raised to fund cancer research and treatments at Ninewells Hospital.
In recognition of all that Jacqui did for cancer work at Ninewells, a Special Appeal for £2million is being run in her memory to fund a project that would have been close to her heart. It is to assist in funding and equipping a building which will mean that cancer scientists who presently work on different sites around Ninewells will all be together, for the first time, in one building to be named the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre.
This Centre will be a high energy environment where it will be possible to deliver the vision of bringing together laboratory based cancer research and improved clinical cancer therapies.
The Ninewells Cancer Campaign is run entirely by volunteers and the ultimate beneficiaries will be cancer patients.
Benefitting charity for 2013: Tayside Cancer Support
Tayside Cancer Support is a voluntary organisation which offers support, information and befriending for anyone affected by cancer – patients, relatives, friends and professionals – and has been in existence as a Cancer Support Group since July 1994.
Benefitting charity for 2011: Macmillan
We are a source of support – providing our Macmillan nurses, doctors and other health professionals who are there for people and their families from the moment of diagnosis, and for as long as they are needed.
We work as a team – giving expert information and advice on everything from cancer treatments to symptom control. We ease peoples’ fears, give reassurance and rebuild confidence. We deliver in-depth information. By phone, letter, e-mail, website or in person, we provide knowledgeable and up-to-date information to anyone affected by cancer.
We are also a force for change. People affected by cancer are experts by experience. We listen to – and act on – what they have to say about cancer care in the UK. Together we are working to improve cancer care services. We are pushing for change and challenging the status quo. We are making a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
Over the past 100 years, we have achieved many great things for people affected by cancer. But we’re not about to rest on our laurels. We must continue to build on our achievements, finding new ways to give people the support they so desperately need. That’s why we’d like to thank you for making a special effort to raise funds in our centenary year. Remember – if you give it 100%, we can change thousands more lives.