RadCan Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting** Please note changed date **

The 2017 RadCan Annual General Meeting will be held at:

Trinity Methodist Church,
Sarum Hill,
Basingstoke,
RG21 8SR

On Wednesday 6th September 2017
Commencing at 7.00pm

We do hope you will be able to join us to learn what RadCan has achieved during the last 12 months.

Miss Anne Stebbing, Consultant General Surgeon from Basingstoke Hospital is coming along to talk to us this year, who set up rapid access clinics for breast cancer patients at the hospital.  She has an interest in breast conserving surgery and the management of family history risk of breast cancer.  She has been involved with the Radiotherapy Unit since the beginning.
 
Free parking is available at the church and light refreshments will be served following the meeting.

Jane Austen’s Music

Music from Jane Austen’s own music manuscripts,
played on the 1784 Richard Seede chamber organ by
Andrew Benson-Wilson

Pamber Priory
Pamber End, Hampshire RG26 5QS
Sunday 24 September 2017, 3pm

Andrew Benson-Wilson specializes in the performance of early organ music. His playing is informed by experience of historic organs and an understanding of period performance techniques.

Andrew’s concerts have ranged from the 1642 Festorgel organ in Klosterneburg Abbey, the 1562 Ebert organ in the Innsbruck Hofkirche, and the 1723 ‘Bach’ organ in Störmthall, Leipzig, to a 1668 chamber organ in a medieval castle in Croatia. Organists’ Review referred to him as “a player of authority”. According to one reviewer, his St John’s, Smith Square recital was “one of the most rewarding organ recitals heard in London in years, an enthralling experience”.

All proceeds go to the RadCan charity in support of the
Basingstoke Radiotherapy Unit (registered Charity 1140906).
Tickets £12 including post-concert refreshments
available from Jo Kelly on 01256 328702 or Margaret Porter on 02380 230649.

Cake Stall, Basingstoke Hospital – 5th May

RadCan will have a cake stall at Basingstoke Hospital on Friday 5th May and we are looking for willing volunteers to donate cakes for us to sell.

All cakes must be homemade and include a list of all ingredients used to bake it.

If you are able to help by making a cake or cakes please contact our Chairman, Jo Kelly on 01256 328702 or by e-mail at jo.kelly146@btinternet.com toarrange collection.

White Elephant Stall, St George’s Day Fete – 29th April

On 29th April, RadCan will have a stall at Bramley’s St George’s Day Fete and we are looking for “White Elephants” to sell.

If you have any good quality items such as unwanted presents that you would be willing to donate please contact our Chairman, Jo Kelly on 01256 328702 or by e-mail at jo.kelly146@btinternet.com to arrange collection of the items.

Additionally, if you are free on the 29th and would like to support us at the Fete it starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm.

Quiz Night – Saturday 4th March

IN AID OF RADCAN

CASH PRIZE
RAFFLE PRIZE FOR THE BEST TEAM NAME
(up to 6 team members)

Brookvale Village Hall
Lower Brook Street,
Basingstoke
RG21 7RP
(Click here for directions)

Quiz starts at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 4th March 2017
Tickets £10 each – includes entry to the quiz, ploughman’s and glass of wine or soft drink

Contact Jo Kelly on 01256 328702 to book tickets

RadCan – raising funds to support the Basingstoke Hospital Radiotherapy Unit
(Registered Charity No. 1140906)

RadCan Annual General Meeting 2016

Annual General MeetingThe 2016 RadCan Annual General Meeting will be held at:

Trinity Methodist Church,
Sarum Hill,
Basingstoke,
RG21 8SR

On Wednesday 17th August 2016
Commencing at 6.30pm

We do hope you will be able to join us to learn what RadCan has achieved during the last 12 months. There will be a talk by one of the Radiographers on their work, and the meeting will be followed by refreshments.

RadCan Concert – 9th April

What are you doing on Saturday 9th April?

If your answer is “nothing planned as yet” why not come along to our concert which is being held in St Michael’s Church, Basingstoke?

Taking part are Berkshire Brass and The A440 Choir and before the concert starts you will be welcomed with the sound of organ music provided by a local organ student.

The concert will start at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at £12.50.

All proceeds raised will go towards purchasing much needed equipment for the Radiotherapy Unit at Basingstoke & North Hants Hospital.

If you would like to purchase tickets, or have any queries, please contact Jo Kelly on 01256 328702 or jo.kelly146@btinternet.com.

RadCan Concert

Vote For RadCan @ Waitrose Basingstoke

Have you been to the new Waitrose store in Basingstoke and participated in their green tokens for charity scheme recently?

From 1 March RadCan is one of the charities you can choose when dropping your green tokens into the boxes.

As a supporter of RadCan can we please ask you to drop all of your tokens into the RadCan box and support us as much as you can.

Thank you!

RadCan Update – Autumn 2015

RadCan has so far contributed £104,000 towards the £450,000 cost of a CT Scanner, £7,593 on a Bladder Scanner, £5,000 to sponsor a garden and £38,000 to purchase a Respiratory Motion Phantom which is a stateof-the-art breathing simulator which enables tumour motion to be reduced making the treatment more accurate and less likely to damage adjoining organs such as the heart.

Stuart Morgan from Tadley after running the London Marathon for RadCan. Stuart has raised almost £12,000 in memory of his father Henry Morgan

Stuart Morgan from Tadley after running the London Marathon for RadCan. Stuart has raised almost £12,000 in memory of his father Henry Morgan

Radcan is currently arranging for the purchase of a Head Only Immobiliser which will cost around £10,000. The Head Only Immobiliser fully immobilises the patient’s head during the CT planning scan and treatment. The patient’s head will be held in a comfortable position but they are unable to move it whilst being treated ensuring that the treatment is received in exactly the right place.

Radiotherapy Unit Staff explaining the operation of the CT Scanner to RadCan Trustees

Radiotherapy Unit Staff explaining the operation of the CT Scanner to RadCan Trustees

RadCan will continue to support the Basingstoke Radiotherapy Unit by purchasing specialist equipment which ensures that treatments are more accurate and more effective.

We are currently raising funds to purchase 2 additional software licences which will enable medical professionals involved in radiotherapy planning to be able to dial in from other sites. This will reduce delays in treating patients when relevant staff cannot be on site. The cost is likely to be in the region of £15,000 to £17,000.

28 new patients started their treatment at the centre in August and it was expected that 34 would begin in September. That is a lot of people who do not have to travel far, can park free on-site and will be treated in a modern, light and airy environment.

Nicky Lambert from Bounty Road Dental Practice, long term RadCan supporters

Nicky Lambert from Bounty Road Dental Practice, long term RadCan supporters