Author Archives: Robin

Cancer: Then and Now

Macmillan have today released a detailed report that looks at how cancer treatment and care has progressed over the last 40 years. Cancer is no longer necessarily the ‘death sentence’ that it was 40-50 years ago. Early diagnosis is key, … Continue reading

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Buffaloes charge ahead with charity fundraising

The Jack Wood Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes has chosen Dimbleby Cancer Care as its Charity of The Year. The Lodge, which meets once a week in Lambeth, kicked off its fundraising efforts with a 10 bridges walk … Continue reading

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DCC & Me: Faith’s story

Faith Chinwe Ezeronye Nwogu, 54, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 & has now become a fundraising champion for Dimbleby Cancer Care. “I discovered a lump in my breast on 27th August 2014. I knew something was not right … Continue reading

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Surviving the cancer storm: Kate’s story

Kate Bolton, 44, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015. Here she explains how life after cancer is never quite the same again. “Life will never be the same again What is it about danger that means you can sense … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge for Charity!

A group of six friends will be battling chilly toes, tight wetsuits and the flailing limbs of other swimmers for a great cause this June as they take part in Europe’s biggest open water swim series to raise money for … Continue reading

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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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