This is a photo of three members of the cancer services team standing behind a cake table whilst another member of staff is purchasing a cake.

Oct 04th 2023

Cancer charities benefit from cake sale

The Cancer Services team at the Trust have raised £1,100 in aid of two charities.

Staff hosted their very own coffee morning in aid of Your Trust Charity, the organisation’s registered charity and Macmillan.

The event saw an array of delicious homemade cakes, samosas, a tombola, and a stand from Asda, set up in Sandwell Hospital’s main reception area, with staff and volunteers serving up the delicious treats.

Jenny Donovan, Cancer Services Manager, said: “This year’s event has been a sell-out, we had more people visit than in previous years. To bypass the £1,000 mark was just incredible – it’s the most we’ve raised to date! The team and I were overwhelmed with the volume of delicious homemade cakes by our staff and volunteers and were determined to raise more money than ever.”

Money raised will help to enable more patients receive care from Macmillan and will provide Your Trust Charity with additional funding to enhance the experiences of patients and their families.

Jo Harvey, Macmillan Trust Lead Cancer Nurse, said: “As a team we believe it’s important to continue to raise awareness around cancer. We have various ways in which we do this from sharing informational videos about symptoms of cancer to the launch of our Cancer Hotline service which enables people who think they may have signs of the disease to call our specialist nurses who will assess them over the phone and decide if they need further investigations.”


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