Milton Keynes Hospital Charity Launches New Appeal for Cancer Centre

Not a restaurant meal but still so good. I go to intu to see Milton Keynes Hospital Charity launch £2.5 million appeal for brand new cancer centre

Our local hospital in Milton Keynes has been going through some major changes in the past few years.

The hospital gained a ‘University’ in its name. That’s because of a partnership with the University of Buckingham Medical School and the brand spanking new £8.5 million academic centre now on site at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Which hopefully will result in tons of fresh medical staff becoming qualified in our town and then sticking around.

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There was also lots of change on site too with the brand new main entrance and new visitor facilities. Who spotted the Subway and Costa inside the main entrance?!

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But change isn’t just stopping there.

A brand new Cancer Centre is now underway.

Cancer is sadly one of those things that touches the lives of each and every one of us at some point.

4000 people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas are diagnosed with cancer EVERY YEAR.

That horrible news usually gets followed by the words Northampton or Oxford hospital, due to our own hospital lacking the appropriate facilities to wholly care for patients.

That is set to change.

This brand new cancer centre will bring all cancer care that is available at Milton Keynes under one roof and Milton Keynes Hospital Charity is appealing for help to reach their fundraising target of £2.5 million to ensure that the project is finished with the best possible facilities for patients.

Making the £2.5 million target actually priceless.

The appeal launched last Thursday 7th June at intu shopping centre and I scooted my butt along to hear all about it.

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Simon Lloyd, the chairman of Milton Keynes University Hospital led the event.

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There were tons of Milton Keynes Hospital Charity volunteers. All in their bright green t-shirts.

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After the chairman had finished, local jazz vocalist The Fabulous Miss Jones then sang a few songs.

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Thanks to Vanessa Holmes (above) who is Head of Fundraising for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity for inviting me along to the event.

The appeal needs the whole community behind it to ensure we get the best possible facilities in our area. I am desperately thinking how I can get involved. Do you have any ideas?

To find out more about the appeal and to get involved please visit http://www.mkhcharity.org.uk