Sussex Appeal launched by Teenage Cancer Trust
PUBLISHED: 09:10 30 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:00 20 February 2013
Teenage Cancer Trust launched its Sussex appeal at Brighton Pier heped by guests including the Mayor of Brighton and Hove and players from Brighton and Hove Albion
TEENAGE Cancer Trust launched its Sussex appeal at Brighton Pier.
Guests, including the Mayor, Cllr Geoff Wells, and players from Brighton & Hove Albion, heard about the charitys construction plans.
The Sussex Appeal is an important milestone for the charity as all monies raised will go towards the building and equipping of a new unit at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, Surrey. The new 13-bed unit will cost the Trust more than 3million to build.
It means that, for the first time, young cancer patients from Sussex will be treated with others their own age in an environment suited to their needs. It will complement the existing 17 units the charity has already built in NHS hospitals across the UK.
Helen Haynes, Regional Appeals Manager for the South, said: We strongly believe that teenagers shouldnt have to stop being teenagers because they have cancer.
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