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Support for family members of those being treated for cancer at Guy's and St. Thomas'

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Dimbleby Cancer Care offer free support to those who are affected by cancer
Great Maze Pond
SE1 9RT
@DimblebyCancerC

Dimbleby Cancer Care (DCC) was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and works with patients who are being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London and their families.

It provides free practical and psychological support to people living with cancer and to their families and carers. To make appointments or ask for general information about the Support and Information Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, please telephone: 020 7188 5918 or email: dimblebycancercare [at] gstt.nhs.uk or go online www.dimblebycancercare.org

With half the population likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, it is great that such a resource exists.

The charity has an Information Centre, Psychological Support Service, Complementary Care Service and Benefits Advice Service – all are now recognised throughout the NHS to be critically important but they can only be delivered with the support of charities like DCC. The charity will have its new home at the very heart of the new cancer centre at Guy’s hospital which opens in 2016.

To ensure that the every possible need is identified DCC’s research fund also awards grants of up to £300,000 a year to find better ways of helping those living with cancer.

For me information about the charity or how to get involved with volunteering or fundraisingsak [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Supporting%20Dimbleby%20Cancer%20Care) ( contact us)

Dimbleby Cancer Care’s ‘Care for the Future’ appeal aims to raise £500,000 over the next two years so that it can continue and expand its work within the cancer community, primarily in South East London.

Launched in 2014, the appeal will run for two years, concluding with the opening of the new cancer centre at Guy’s hospital in September 2016 where the charity’s Information and Support Services for cancer patients will be based. Dimbleby Cancer Care will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015/16.

To continue to support cancer care into the future we need to raise vital funds. We are looking for corporate support, gifts in kind, Charity champions and volunteers to help raise our profile, support our fundraising activities and spread the word about Dimbleby Cancer Care.

May 29 2015