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Cancer and neuroscience wards appeal

Ward E38 appeal

Our first step towards Building the Best is to raise at least £0.5m  to make our cancer and neuroscience wards truly first class. We can't do it without you.  

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03 December 2012

Children’s cancer ward appeal target smashed

Children’s cancer ward appeal target smashed

An appeal to raise money for a cancer ward at Nottingham Children's Hospital has smashed its target - reaching almost THREE TIMES the original total.

The 'Give it Up' appeal by radio station Gem 106 asked listeners to give something up for just one day, and donate the money to ward E38 throughout November. A target of £25,000 was set - but following a live broadcast from the Queen's Medical Centre by breakfast presenters Sam and Amy on Friday, the appeal finished at £73,893.

The Gem 106 appeal is part of a wider campaign, run by Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to improve facilities on the ward. The appeal aims to provide family focused, comfortable facilities which are welcoming and will allow families to maintain some normality in their lives, such as a dining kitchen and comfortable beds for parents to sleep on.

Angela Horsley, Clinical Lead for the Nottingham Children's Hospital, said: "To raise nearly £75,000 in a month is truly remarkable. Thank you to Gem 106 and their listeners who have shown real generosity and kindness.

"We are a leading regional centre for cancer, providing high quality care. This money will now allow us to bring the ward environment up to those same high standards." 

Mike Newman, Programme Director for Gem 106, said: "We are overwhelmed by the response we received from our listeners for the Give it Up appeal. We've heard so many great stories of what listeners have been giving up and we can't thank them enough. The money raised will help transform the ward and put a smile on so many children's faces." 

Children's Cancer Ward Appeal

To find out more about the children's cancer ward appeal, call Nottingham Hospitals Charity on 0115 962 7905 or email You can also donate online at

You can also donate to the Children's Cancer Ward Appeal via text message, by texting 'NUHC14' and your chosen amount of £1, £2, £5 or £10 and sending it to 70070. 

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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