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So... We've decided (along with a few others) to take part in Hell Run up North, for both self achievement and hopefully to raise lots of money for a wonderful charity CANtreat.
What is CANtreat...
Positive environments produce positive attitudes! Turning a cancer sufferer’s feelings from the initial shock, fear and bewilderment into determination, survival and understanding is a complicated process. Family and friends play a large part. The support and care of medical staff plays another.
Underlining all this is the environment in which a patient receives treatment. Believing that the environment plays a significant role in strengthening a patient's resolve to fight cancer, CANtreat's sole objective is to improve the quality of the treatment environment for all NHS cancer patients.
The first visit to a chemotherapy clinic can be a terrifying experience, and to have it administered in a tired, old medical ward really can hit the morale of a patient. This comes at a time when the patient’s mental attitude to their disease is of crucial importance. If a patient’s treatment is administered within an emotionally comforting environment, perhaps with the moral support of other patients in a group situation, without the atmosphere of a medical ward, it can strengthen the resolve to fight the illness.
CANtreat worked with the North Cheshire Hospitals Trust and provided funding in order to about expand and improving the treatment facilities at Warrington and Halton Hospitals. The CANtreat Chemotherapy Treatment Unit has been operational since 2009.
CANtreat have been a blessing to Mel's friend who is currently undergoing treatment at Halton Hospital. If it wasn't for the access to this clinic then she would have had to travel to Clatterbridge on a weekly basis.
Mel has visited the CANtreat unit at Halton Hospital a few times now...what an absolutely wonderful atmosphere. The clinic is spacious and has been set out for patients to socialise whilst undergoing their chemotherapy treatments. The volunteers who work for CANtreat offer refreshments for patients and their guests. These little touches make such a big big difference. Patients sitting in clinics for hours need this positive experience and the fundraising to continue to offer such an amazing clinic and service.
All donations will be going towards putting a conservatory in the courtyard
area, on the side of the corridor at the entrance to the CANtreat Unit at
Halton. This will lead onto a garden area with seating and pathways, a
place for peace and reflection....
PLEASE HELP US RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL LOCAL CAUSE xxxxxxxxx