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Guy’s Cancer Centre: we’re one step closer

A major milestone in the development of a new £160 million Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital has been reached following the completion of construction. The 14-storey building was handed over by main contractors Laing O’Rourke to Guy’s and St Thomas’ … Continue reading

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A touching tribute

A couple of weeks ago we were very moved to read the story of Vaughan Illingworth who had set up a fundraising page for us as he is taking on the 100km Run To The Stones challenge later in the … Continue reading

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Soak & Sleep make us their Charity of the Year for a second year

A team of 22 colleagues from Guildford have spent the past 12 months coming up with fundraising challenges so they could reach their £10,000 target for cancer care charity, Dimbleby Cancer Care – and they succeeded! The group from Soak&Sleep, … Continue reading

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New study shows uplift in antidepressants for thousands of elderly widowed carers

Older spouses of people dying from cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dementia show an increase in the use of antidepressants following the death of their loved one, a study of 13,693 bereaved partners has found. When looking at … Continue reading

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Making a difference with birthday celebrations

We were delighted to hear recently from Wendy who decided to celebrate her birthday by saying a huge Thank You to the staff at Dimbleby Cancer Care who had helped her during and after her treatment at St Thomas': “I … Continue reading

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A moving tribute to a very special lady, Daisy Campbell: why care and support really matters

Susan Farrell and Ian Campbell recently shared the story of their mum, Daisy Campbell, with us, and explained just why Dimbleby Cancer Care became such an important part of her life. “Mum never told her friends or relatives she had … Continue reading

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Carols by Candlelight raises over £3,000

On 7th December, David and Jonathan Dimbleby welcomed over 250 people to St Mary Magdalen church on Bermondsey Street for an evening of Christmas readings and festive songs, led by the Junior School Choir from Farringons School in Chislehurst. Special … Continue reading

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Working together to build a new Dimbleby Macmillan Support Centre in Sidcup

Representatives from Dimbleby Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support, which have partnered to develop a state-of-the-art support centre within the new Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cancer Centre at Queen’s Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, spoke of their pride during a visit … Continue reading

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We Heart The Park Tavern

Today we took a trip down to Chichester to catch-up with Jason and Jill who run The Park Tavern on Priory Road. As well as a warm welcome, we were also presented with a cheque for £8,000 thanks to a … Continue reading

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New training programme will improve support for those caring for a friend or relative at end of life

A new training programme has been launched that will improve the skills of staff and volunteers who provide support to people providing end of life care for a relative or friend at home. The programme has been developed by Professor … Continue reading

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