Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is committed to supporting high quality cancer services for the people of Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales. Started in 1979 by Bernard Lingen, then Mayor of Shrewsbury, and local accountant Frank Davies, the charity’s first appeal raised £1.25million to provide a radiotherapy department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Since then, the charity has raised money to fund a range of facilities across the region, including contributing £3.2million to the development of the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre.
Overall, the charity has contributed the equivalent of £18 million in today’s prices to improve cancer services in the local area. We estimate that around 75,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
Our most recent appeal, in which our supporters raised £750,000 for a new Linear Accelerator (LINAC) machine to shorten waiting times and improve accuracy of radiotherapy treatment, has been a huge success. Having reached the funding target four months early, this appeal has now been extended to raise a further £166,000 for a Perfect Pitch™ Couch. This goes alongside the LINAC to further improve accuracy and limit the time patients are exposed to radiation.
We have an amazing base of support in the local community, and our success is down to the enormous commitment and creativity of our volunteers and supporters. There is always more to do, and we are now planning the next phase of our charity’s development, to make sure we are making a really impactful contribution to the lives of people with cancer in Shropshire, Telford and Mid Wales.
If you would like to get involved with Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, please call in and see us in the Fundraising Office (Hamar Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital), call 01743 492396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates and news find us on Facebook (Lingen Davies Cancer Fund) or twitter @LingenDavies.