KatCanDo Frimley Appeal For Cancer Patients Charity Reg. No: 1106566
KATCANDO ANNUAL REPORT
It has been another successful and very busy year for the charity. Financially this has been our second biggest income year. And the profile of KatCanDo continues to rise.
Our fundraising efforts during the year have consisted of stalls at the Surrey Heath Show, Frimley Green Carnival and Xmas Fair, a Fashion Show, a Bridge Tournament, a Bronte Evening, an exquisite Ball hosted by two Rosemary Conley instructors at the Wentworth Club, bag packing at Waitrose, 100 Club and sponsorship from the Shalford Walk and Farnham Bike Ride.
Other income has come from bequests in memory of family and friends known to KatCanDo members; donations from Johnson’s Wax; Frimley Green Carnival Committee, a percentage of the takings by the Bright Lights amateur dramatic group and Tormead School Parent's Association.
We have also been grateful for corporate support to the companies who continue to support our fundraising
Barclay’s Bank provide £ for £ matching scheme for nominated events during of the year.
Johnson’s Wax with their “Giving back to the community” scheme.
KatCanDo has been nominated as Charity of the Year by Camberley Inner Wheel, 3 organisations that come under the "umbrella" of The Art of Living and Irwin Mitchell firm of Solicitors.
The outcome from all this hard work – enjoyment – and support is that we have raised a total of £54,000 for the financial year. This has enabled KatCanDo to donate money towards equipment and items to assist and contribute to the well being, health and treatment of cancer patients in our area.
Under the guidance of consultants, cancer nurse specialists and medical advisors, KatCanDo has provided the following equipment and services between April 2013 and March 2014.
Frimley Park Hospital
Portable Gamma Radiation Detection Node
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Ankle and Arm Support.
Christopher's Children's Hospice (Shooting Star)
Pressure Relieving Mattress
Marie Curie Cancer Care
We have improved our relationships with new contacts both at Frimley Park Hospital and Basingstoke Hospital with a good rapport with the North Hampshire Medical Fund team.
In May three of the Trustees were delighted to accept an invitation to the Opening of the new Radiotherapy Unit at the North Hampshire and Basingstoke Hospital and were able to see that our fundraising efforts were recognised in the form of a glass plaque acknowledging the charity's name.
2014 is the 10th Anniversary of KatCanDo and to mark this milestone we are preparing to hold a Ball at the Wentworth Club on October 25th. What better way to celebrate 10years of our fundraising achievements than to have an enjoyable evening at this prestigious venue amongst family, friends and supporters.
Thus in conclusion my thanks go out to all the Trustees, friends and supporters who continue to support myself and the charity to achieve its aims in making a difference to the lives of cancer patients.
On behalf of Trustees