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KatCanDo Frimley Appeal For Cancer Patients       Charity Reg. No: 1106566

01/01/2018

©KatCanDo 2018. Registered Charity:1106566

KATCANDO ANNUAL REPORT


2018 - 2019


It has been another successful and busy year for the charity. Financially we continue to raise large amounts of money and improve the profile of  KatCanDo.  Our charity is not only known locally but is spreading over a wider area of SE Surrey and NW Hampshire.


Our fundraising efforts - during the year from April 2018- March 2019 have consisted of stalls at the Surrey Heath Show including car park" attendants", Hartley Wintney Fete and Frimley Green Carnival;  Collection Days at Bagshot Waitrose and Longacres Garden Centre; the Proms Extravaganza; a Bridge Drive with afternoon tea; Barn dance; Quiz Night; Sale of recipe books; and the revenue from the 100 Club.


Other income has come from bequests in memory of family and friends known to KatCanDo members; donations from SC Johnson; Recycle4charity collecting ink jets - £524 over a few years; a percentage of the takings of the Brighlight amateur dramatic group - over £4000 in the past 4years -  and people who wanted to make a donation to a local worthy charity knowing that the money would be spent for the benefit of cancer sufferers in the local community.


We have also been grateful to the companies who continue to support our fundraising

Barclay’s Bank provide £ for £ matching scheme for a nominated event of the year.

SC Johnson with their “Giving back to the community” scheme and  20 year club.

Waitrose at Bagshot with their "Community Matters" Scheme


The outcome from all this hard work – enjoyment – and support is that we have raised a total of  £10,300 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 2018 - March 2019 totalling £25,900


Frimley Park Hospital

Trolleys to house consoles and games for long stay children in Oncology Cubicles on Paediatric Ward



Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Bed and specialised mattress


Basingstoke Hospital

Ultrasound Transducer


Royal Surrey Hospital

DNA Sequencer


Christopher's Hospice

Safe space mattress

Bed with sides and mesh covers

Furnishings for 2 relatives rooms


KatCanDo have always preferred to buy a piece of equipment "outright" but as a small charity we do not always have the available monies for the more costly requests. However in 2 instances, in this financial year, we have given large donations towards the final cost as we felt this was appropriate and beneficial to cancer patients. We were afforded suitable recognition.


We have improved our relationships with new contacts both at Frimley Park Hospital, Basingstoke Hospital and The Royal Surrey, Guildford.

We are constantly promoting the Charity through local media - newspapers articles when we present cheques for requested equipment and the publication of a new pamphlet.

The charity has had invites to the official presentation of a Plaque on the Paediatric Ward at Frimley Park Hospital and a Waitrose event celebrating their 10 years of "Giving back to the Community" scheme.                                                      

Our list of "Friends of KatCanDo" is ever increasing. They not only enjoy receiving news of future events, but we also have "friends" who are willing to become more involved with the charity by helping out at events and providing us with the most delicious cakes for our stalls.


The Camberley Masons Lodge named KatCanDo as their charity of the year 2018-2019.                                                                

Thus in conclusion, thanks go out to all the Trustees, Committee Members, family, friends and supporters who continue to support the charity to achieve its aims in making a difference to the lives of cancer patients.


Our commitment is a willingness to give our time and energy to something we believe in - Kate's Legacy.


Kendra Cardy

Chairman

On behalf of Trustees