KatCanDo Frimley Appeal For Cancer Patients Charity Reg. No: 1106566
KATCANDO ANNUAL REPORT
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 -
Other income has come from bequests in memory of family and friends known to KatCanDo members; donations from SC Johnson; Recycle4charity collecting ink jets -
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 -
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
Royal Surrey Hospital
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 -
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-
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 -
On behalf of Trustees