Despite Covid-19 fundraising restrictions and regulations, the charity, based in Ferndown, has once again made a contribution to University Hospitals Dorset.
The Fletcher Foundation has donated £10,000 to support patients receiving cancer treatment at Poole Hospital.
A total of £5,000 was presented to the Dorset Breast Screening Unit to part-fund a breast cancer imaging machine. Only one machine is available and the provision of another will ensure fast and more accurate results during the breast cancer screening process, resulting in reduced patient stress, pain and anxiety.
A further £5,000 has been specifically donated to enhance the care of prostate cancer patients.
Phil Fletcher, founder of the Fletcher Foundation said: “It is a pleasure to once again have the opportunity to support Poole Hospital. Our foundation was established by a group of local people with loved ones who have either received treatment or sadly lost their lives following a breast or prostate cancer diagnosis. This is a matter close to our hearts and we share the same motivation to support cancer care at Poole Hospital.
“Our fundraising efforts over the last two years were made incredibly difficult following Covid-19 restrictions and regulations but the generosity of Keith Banks and The U3A community in naming us their charity of the year, enabled us to raise and make another donation to Poole Hospital to support breast and prostate cancer care.”
Sara Fripp, fundraising manager at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity said: “We cannot thank the Fletcher Foundation enough for this generous donation to support cancer care at Poole Hospital. Once fully funded, a new breast cancer imaging machine will enhance patient experience during the screening process, which can be an incredibly stressful time.”
The cost of a new Faxitron breast cancer imaging machine totals £52,734 and University Hospitals Dorset are still fundraising for this vital piece of technology. If you are interested in raising funds or would like to make a donation please visit UHDcharity.org or call 0300 019 4060/8449.
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