Our Charity of the year – 2017
Each year our FSM staff nominate a Charity of the Year where they can focus their fundraising efforts. This year in 2017 we have chosen Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal.
About Brighter Futures
Brighter Futures is the charity for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which includes Great Western Hospital in Swindon and the 69 community sites in and around Wiltshire. They aim to fund an extra special level of care in order to make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff who treat them, above what the NHS is able to provide. They do this by improving the hospital environment, funding ground breaking research, supporting the development and training of hospital staff and providing state-of-the-art equipment.
In May 2015 the charity embarked upon a £2.9million appeal in order to bring cancer care closer to those living in Wiltshire. At the moment people from Swindon and the surrounding area have to travel to Oxford, Bath or Cheltenham for treatment and scans.
The money raised will equip a new Radiotherapy Centre, to be built in Swindon on the site of Great Western Hospital, enabling cancer patients from Swindon and Wiltshire to receive radiotherapy locally.