The Royal Marsden Hospital
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supports the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust operates the Royal Marsden Hospital on two sites, the Chelsea site in Brompton and the Sutton site in Belmont. The Royal Marsden Hospital is one of the United Kingdom’s leading specialist cancer hospitals. Furthermore, the Trust operates as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Cancer. It also works alongside the Institute for Cancer Research, its principal academic partner. Founded in 1851 as the Free Cancer Hospital, by Dr William Marsden, it was the world’s first hospital dedicated to the study and treatment of cancer. Furthermore, the hospital also operates the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supports the hospital in a number of ways. Firstly, by conducting pioneering research, the charity aims to improve and save even more lives. Secondly, beyond the hospital’s provision of personalised care, the charity supports patients’ emotional and physical wellbeing. Thirdly, the charity supports the hospital by providing modern patient environments, through the regular maintaining of refurbishment. Also, the charity supplies the Royal Marsden Hospital with state-of-the-art equipment, to support its treatment and care of patients. Finally, the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity organises several fundraisers across the UK, in support of the hospital.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s Key UK Fundraisers
Mount Snowdon – The highest peak in Wales, set against the landscape of Snowdonia National Park, hosts the charity’s night-time fundraising event. With participants offered a unique challenge, this is one of Royal Marsden’s most popular fundraisers.
Running Events – This year the charity’s three main running events will include the popular Virgin London Marathon, Asics London 10K and the Hackney Half Marathon. Thousands are set to take part and raise millions for combatting cancer.