Having been voted for by staff, Macmillan Cancer Support was Lubbock Fine's charity of the year during 2012 and 2013. So, we were delighted when Alex Barlow, Macmillan Cancer Support's Area Fundraising Manager, visited our offices recently to be presented with a cheque for £16,540.50.
With the number of people living with cancer in Greater London set to rise from nearly 220,000 to 439,000 by 2030, we were particularly pleased to be able to raise funds for London's UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre in Euston. Opened in April 2012, the centre is the UK’s most advanced cancer facility and features a Macmillan support and information service at its heart.
On receiving the cheque, Alex Barlow said: “A huge thank you to everyone at Lubbock Fine for all the incredible fundraising you have undertaken over the last two years, ranging from dress down days, quiz nights and coffee mornings to the Thunder Run and, of course, the deadly Tough Mudder! We are extremely grateful to you for your time, energy, generosity and commitment to helping us ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.”
A state of the art cancer facility in London
Macmillan worked with University College London Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and invested £10 million to make the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre a reality. Since opening, it has provided personalised outpatient care, support and information to thousands of people affected by cancer.
Macmillan has also continued to work closely with UCLH to ensure that patient experience outcomes match the trust's world-leading clinical outcomes. The partnership is redefining the care and support provided to people with cancer during and after treatment, in London and beyond.