Triple the fundraising events meant three times the fun, for those helping inch ever closer to the £600,000 target for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s latest appeal this last weekend.
All monies raised are going to help benefit oncology patients at Southend Hospital through the buying of state-of-the-art radiotherapy positioning equipment for treating cancer patients.
If successful, the Spotlight Radiotherapy Appeal will mean that Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s Cancer Centre, at Southend Hospital, would be among one of the first NHS cancer centres to have this cutting-edge technology; providing superior, ground-breaking radiation oncology treatment to over 2,500 patients across mid and south Essex each year, by 2025.
To help reach that goal, Saturday saw local choir Orpheus Singers celebrate and raise funds with their Grand Festival of Female Voices which took place at The Plaza Centre on Southchurch Road.
On Saturday night, Foundation Trustee, Emma Cox hosted a night of old-school garage fun at Southend’s N Dance nightclub. With a line-up which included MC Kie, the night saw almost 200 supporters raise-the-roof.
And on Sunday, The Leigh on Sea Rotary Club ended a weekend of fundraising activity with their popular annual Great Pier Walk.
In response to the amazing level of support seen this weekend, Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s Chair, Emma Wynne-Morgan, said: “When we launched this appeal, we knew that the support of our community would be vital in raising £600,000 to better the experience of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment.
“This weekend’s show of support has been overwhelming. On behalf of the charitable foundation, thank you, every penny raised helps us get closer to our target figure which we hope to reach by 2025.”