Why we need to fundraise
June 5, 2018
We receive a small contribution each year from the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group in recognition of the role we play in supporting patients diagnosed with cancer in the city – currently less than 4 per cent of the income we need. We also provide outreach services at Weston Park Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Weston Park Cancer Support Centre, funded with the kind support of Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Weston Park Cancer Charity. This means we are there when patients need us most. We receive around £180,000 for these services but this only covers the additional costs we incur.
This means we need to find at least £700,000 each year through other sources to keep the charity going, providing support for more than 1,900 families affected by cancer each year as we do now. But we can always do more if we have more money. For every additional £360 we raise, we can provide a full programme of care and support for one more person.