Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity

The Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity was set up to support every aspect of the work of Weston Park Hospital. It began in 1994 raising funds to buy a £1million scanner for the hospital.

Since then, the charity has raised over £8million to fund research, patient care improvements and some treatments which are not available on the NHS.











Working with doctors and nurses, the Cancer Charity helps Weston Park Hospital maintain its place as one of Britain's leading cancer hospitals.

In the next year the Cancer Charity is committed to raising nearly £500,000 to support the work of the internationally recognised Cancer Research Centre. This centre was originally built by the Charity (at a cost of £2 million) and has facilitated the growth of a thriving unit which is recognised as a UK Centre of Excellence. It includes a Clinical Trials Centre and Bone Metastasis Unit pushing forward the boundaries of cancer research.

The Cancer Charity is also looking to raise £340,000 for additional new equipment in the radiotherapy department which it is hoped will particularly help patients with prostate, lung and head and neck tumours.

A recent major initiative was a £1m appeal to completely refurbish the facilities for patients receiving chemotherapy and other day case service. Patients are now receiving treatment in the new Chemotherapy suite which gives comfort at a time when they feel less than well.

The Charity also funds a unique initiative by the Late Effects Group Sheffield (LEGS) which is expected to have a radical impact on the long term care of cancer survivors and the Cancer Information and Support Centre, which opened in 2005 on the Weston Park site.

These are major projects but the Cancer Charity also supports smaller research, care and treatment projects.

These include providing plants, pictures and a television for waiting areas, blank audio cassettes for taped consultations, comfortable chairs for patients giving blood samples, videos for the patient's library, a hot drinks machine for the bereaved relatives waiting area, email facilities for staff to learn on-line plus much more.

Anyone working in the hospital can apply anytime for a grant of up to £3000 and the Cancer Charity invites grant applications over £3000 twice a year in February and August. The Cancer Charity has a strict procedure for assessing these applications to ensure the money raised is used in the most beneficial way.

If you would like to find out more about the Cancer Charity or apply for a grant, please visit our website at www.wphcancercharity.org.uk or contact us on +44 (0) 114 226 5370 or email cancer.charity@sth.nhs.uk
To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/westonparkhospital/donate

(registered charity no. 1039885)


Additional Information

Sheffield Hospitals Charity helps to improve the care and treatment of thousands of local people receiving treatment at the Weston Park, Royal Hallamshire, Northern General, Jessop Wing and Charles Clifford Dental hospitals 

The NHS funds patient care and the Charity works hard to enhance. This is achieved by investing over £2 million a year in vital equipment, pioneering research, patient support, buildings and people. Funds are used to help make life better for all patients, including those being treated for cancer, examples include providing:

  • an en-suite bedroom so partners and family members can stay overnight when a leukaemia or blood disorder patient is very ill.


  • a patient library service at Weston Park Hospital
  •  free reiki or reflexology for cancer patients to help reduce pain and anxiety.
  • a free advice service to ensure patients receive welfare benefits


  • research funding to develop a support bra for women undergoing breast radiotherapy.

With your support we can continue to do more. Donations can be made securely via our website or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Sheffield Hospitals Charity’ to: Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Freepost NAT 15348, Sheffield, S10 3ZZ.

If you are interested in finding out about fundraising or volunteering for the Charity, please call 0114 271 1351 or email charity@shct.nhs.uk

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