Lynn with Frances, Margaret and Jac in Patience 2014
So why are we showing pictures of Lynn?
Lynn performed with us for more years than a lady cares to remember and she died aged just 60 in June 2017. Her cancer treatment involved many long and tiring trips to Northampton for chemotherapy. Not that anyone watching her perform in Ruddigore that year would have guessed she was so ill and so tired!
Milton Keynes Hospital are raising funds for a cancer care unit which will save people like Lynn the long round trip to Northampton for specialist treatment.
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity raises money for all wards and departments at Milton Keynes University Hospital helping to improve patient experience and ensure that their stay at the hospital is as comfortable and positive as possible.
Cancer Centre Appeal
Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing areas in the country – our population stands at 300,000 and is forecast to increase by another 19.3% by 2026 – and at the current locations on site, cancer services at Milton Keynes University Hospital are stretched to capacity.
Over the past 5 years the cancer team at Milton Keynes University Hospital have worked tirelessly to improve the services in the existing facility. But even with these improvements, patients like Lynn still have to travel to Northampton, Bedford or Oxford to access some treatments. At the heart of all this is the extra pressure placed on the patient and their family during an already anxious and stressful time.
A new cancer centre means the hospital can better support each and every cancer patient providing most of the services they need in an excellent environment close to home. It will be a dedicated space offering treatment, information and support services to anyone affected by cancer.
None of the work of MK Hospital Charity could be achieved without the fantastic support of people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Fundraising makes a huge difference and has helped change the lives of thousands of patients and their families.
Be Seen In Green is a fun and easy idea that anyone can get involved with – whether that’s a group of friends, your workplace, or your school – perhaps you’d like to organise a green themed bake sale, hold a plant sale or dress up day, or simply decorate your classroom or office in green! Download fundraising pack here: http://www.mkhcharity.org.uk/be-seen-in-green/
Visit the MK Hospital Charity website to find out other ways to contribute and get involved: http://www.mkhc harity.org.uk/make-a-difference/