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Celebrations for QE Cancer fundraising success
Its first target of £2 million in donations was met recently, despite the appeal only having been launched in July 2011.
The cash is going to be spent on a piece of seriously hi-tech kit; the TomoTherapy TomoHD machine. This gee-wizz machine, which looks a bit like a cross between an MRI machine and a torpedo tube, enables cancer patients to enjoy a better quality of life during and after treatment.
The TomoTherapy TomoHD offers increased accuracy in radiotherapy treatment which means less damage to surrounding healthy cells and so less side-effects for the patients.
However, the appeal continues and the QEHB Charity has now set its sights on raising another £3.5 million for another world-leading radiation therapy; the CyberKnife. The CyberKnife is designed as an option for patients diagnosed with previously inoperable, or surgically complex, tumours.
Donating to the Cancer Appeal couldn’t be simpler and can be done by mobile phone. You can donate between £1 and £10 using your mobile phone by texting QEHB01 followed by the amount that you want to donate (eg. QEHB01 £5) to 70070. All donations go directly to the appeal.