Double your donations for Pelican

Pelican charity fundraisers are invited to make a good exchange for their efforts – they can double their donation by using The Good Exchange.

Proceeds will allow Basingstoke-based Pelican Cancer Foundation to provide meeting room facilities for multi-disciplinary cancer teams (MDTs) at its premises at the Ark Conference Centre, next to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

Pelican supports ground-breaking research and education to improve the treatment of bowel, liver, bladder and prostate cancers.

The Good Exchange, based in north Hampshire, is currently helping Pelican to reach its fundraising target of £7,694 more quickly by doubling donations with funding from the Greenham Trust, which has already made a grant donation of £1,200.

Sarah Crane, Pelican Chief Executive, said: “We welcome all donations, large and small, made to us through the Good Exchange.

“As a medical charity, we are grateful for funding which allows us to provide the facilities for multi-disciplinary cancer teams to meet and discuss the best possible treatment for their patients.”

By hosting 12 meetings every week, Pelican facilitates the multi-disciplinary team approach to treating cancer across the NHS. As a result, all patients diagnosed with cancer will now have their treatment discussed at an MDT meeting.

The MDT room provides high quality video conferencing equipment and projectors where the teams, including surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, cancer nurse specialists, gastroenterologists and trainees, can discuss the best treatment options for cancer patients.

Since 2003, Pelican Cancer Foundation has invested more than £2.5 million in research and trained around 13,000 clinicians on courses and workshops that cover the latest advances in cancer treatment, technology and surgery techniques.

It is currently operating a national training programme into early stage bowel cancer, SPECC – Significant Polyp and Early Colorectal Cancer. Free workshops are held for every bowel cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT), including surgeons, radiologists and pathologists, in the UK.

Sarah added: “An ideal way to help Pelican is by taking part in our first ever Festive Fun Run on Sunday, December 10, 2017, in Basingstoke’s War Memorial Park.

“We are looking for jolly Santas of all ages to take part in either a 5km or 2.5km run – everybody who signs up will receive a free Santa suit complete with long white beard!

“Breeze FM will join us on the day with great music and fun to make sure everybody has a brilliant time and all runners will get a medal!”

Earlybird discount is available for fun runners who sign up before Friday 29 September 2017 – children (age 6-16) cost just £7.50 (normally £10) and adults pay £10 (normally £15).

All participants are asked to raise £50 to go towards the work of Pelican Cancer Foundation.

Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/festive-fun-run-tickets-36539992100

Find out more about the Pelican Cancer Foundation, visit www.pelicancancer.org and to donate through the Good Exchange, go to thegoodexchange