We’re proud to have delivered £58,000 of Christmas cheer to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre to help meet this year’s £1 million target for a state-of-the-art MRi Simulator.
The £2.4 million MRi Sim (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Simulator) at the Leeds Cancer Centre will transform radiotherapy services for around 7,000 patients who undergo treatment at the centre each year.
It allows clinicians to identify and define the areas for treatment, (or areas to be avoided), with much greater clarity – saving even more lives.
Last year, we donated £68,000 to the cancer centre to meet a fundraising shortfall for their pioneering NanoKnife treatment.
Peter Wilby, Chairman of Caravan Guard and its sister company Wilby Ltd, was approached by the centre’s fundraisers and said the family were more than happy to offer financial support to the centre once again.
Peter’s son and Managing Director of Caravan Guard, Ryan, said they were very proud to support such a worthy and life-saving cause.
“Having met both patients and clinicians at the centre last year, we know how important appeals like this are to continue to provide life-saving treatment for cancer patients,” said Ryan. “Care completely is one of our company values and this extends beyond our colleagues, customers and partners to very deserving charitable causes like this one.”
David Welch, Chief Executive of the Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation, was delighted once again to receive the extremely generous donation from Caravan Guard, which meant they had reached their £1million fundraising target before Christmas 2017.
“The MRi Simulator is an immensely important piece of equipment for the Leeds Cancer Centre and reaching this milestone means we’re one huge step closer to reaching our total,” he added.
For more information about the appeal visit the Yorkshire Cancer Centre website.