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Daisychain Benevolent Fund celebrates reaching £1/2 million milestone for Teenage Cancer Trust

Staff and volunteers at the office of Teenage Cancer Trust were thrilled to have now received grants from Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust totalling £1/2 million. The ongoing grants received are vital to new services being developed in the Midlands Region to help young adults with cancer. 

Greg Rowe Chairman of the Board of Trustees from Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust said, "we continue to be fully committed with our partner Teenage Cancer Trust to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults going through this challenging time in their lives". 

 

The partnership between the two charities has helped Teenage Cancer Trust deliver world class specialist nursing care to young people aged 13-24 who are diagnosed with cancer. Every year approximately 220 young people are diagnosed with cancer in the West Midlands region. Teenage Cancer Trust funds 3 specialist units in the West Midlands, at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. The units offer local young cancer patients access to the best possible care, support and access to treatments. This includes 10 full- and part-time specialist expert nursing staff and Youth Support Coordinators within these units, who help support young people in a number of ways including organizing activities during treatment.

 

As part of a new Nursing & Support Service, Teenage Cancer Trust is also working with an additional 7 NHS Hospital Trusts across the Midlands including University Hospital North Midlands NHS Trust (Royal Stoke Hospital) to provide the support of a Teenage Cancer Nurse specialist. By supporting NHS teams in partnership with local hospitals, the charity hopes to ensure all young people with cancer aged 13 to 24 have access to the age-appropriate care, advice, information and one-to-one support they need.

 

Grace Higgins from TCT said: “Thanks to the money raised by supporters like Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust we have been able to expand our service in the region and get ever closer to ensuring that everyone young person diagnosed with cancer doesn’t face it alone but has access to one our nurses who provide age-appropriate care. Teenage Cancer Trust is very grateful to everyone at Daisychain Benevolent Fund for raising this amazing amount of money to support our work and are looking forward to this partnership reaching it’s next milestone.”

Burton's Queen's Hospital Grant

Poorly children at Burton's Queen's Hospital given boost with a play area revamp

 

Patients, parents, staff and health chiefs were on hand to see the cutting of the ribbon, and were joined by members of Daisychain Benevolent Fund, which donated more than £25,000 raised by its shop in Tutbury. Davina Roberts and Greg Rowe both trustees of the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust stated,  "This project would not be possible without our wonderful staff, supporters and the customers at the Tutbury charity shop. What was someone's unwanted coat or vase has helped to fund this amazing play area and together we have truly transformed this area which will encourage distraction and reduce anxiety for both the children and their families." 

Chris Maddox, Burton Hospital's community partnerships and charities manager, co-ordinated the work. He said: "Nobody wants their child to be ill and stuck in bed. Being outdoors is part of your childhood and to be a child in hospital is not an exciting thing. Some children have to stay in here for very long periods of time and we are keen for them to get involved with outdoor activity and not miss out. We are really appreciative of the hard work and generous nature of the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust".

Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust

to fund further purchase of vital equipment at

Worcestershire Royal Hospital Children's Ward

The Riverbank Children's Ward at  Worcestershire Royal Hospital was thrilled to learn that a further amount was being given to the Paediatric Department to the tune of £33,304. This amount will purchase new High Dependency Equipment such as those recently acquired using funds already given by the Trust. Greg Rowe and Davina Roberts from the Trust, visited the ward to see just how the children were benefiting from using some of the equipment already funded. Pictured above is Imogen who was one of the patients that showed us the equipment she uses as well as her Hello Kitty items. 

 

Matron Dana and the medical staff at the ward are delighted with the equipment already received. All the funds given was generated by the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Worcestershire shops and fundraising events.

Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust funds new

Paediatric A&E area at Hereford General Hospital.

Hereford General Hospital has now re opened its A&E to include a newly built childrens area with treatments rooms. The new secure rooms have been painted throughout with fantastic country scenes to distract both patient and parents or carers alike. New seating, flat screen television and play equipment have also been funded by the Trust.

Cheethams Children's Ward at the

Royal Stoke University Hospital

takes receipt of two vital incubators

The Ward Sister was delighted to be presented with two new incubators which will be used in the Children's Ward. This life saving equipment was provided from a grant award from the Trust. Davina Roberts the Operations Director for Daisychain Benevolent Fund said,' We are so pleased to be able to help Cheethams and are most grateful to our staff, volunteers and loyal customers for their continued support'. The fund for the equipments was raised by the shop at Silverdale.