Swindon’s Radio Therapy Centre

Progress Report

The appeal was launched in May 2015 with a target of £2.9 million to buy key clinical equipment within a new radiotherapy centre.  In December 2016, the £1 million mark was reached and on Christmas 2017 the appeal hit the £2 million mark.  In December 2018 with your help and a successful Rotary International Global Grant of £175,000 we hit our target of £2.9 million!

It was an incredible 3.5 years of fundraising for Brighter Futures that has seen thousands of local people across Swindon and surrounding communities come together and do some truly amazing things for the charity.  Supporters have jumped out of planes, cycled across the UK, motored to Cyprus and Mongolia, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, taken on the London Marathon, Great North and South runs with many more holding bingo nights, baking cakes, hosting tea parties and much more.   Together we have been united in the fight against cancer which has affected so many families in our local communities.

We have all done this because Swindon is one of the very few parts of the country without a radiotherapy service. The development of a local radiotherapy service for cancer patients diagnosed at Great Western Hospital will mean over 13,000 patient journeys for radiotherapy treatment will be significantly shorter.                                                                                                                                  

From the diary at Brighter Futures

Friday 27th November 2020

Over the last few weeks things have really picked up momentum on-site, the linac bunker walls are up and the building steels are now in place.  The building is starting to appear and it’s so exciting!

Friday 6 November 2020

Lots of activity this week.  The bunker concrete walls are being filled and we’ve had two masisve cranes on site this week.  It might be a misty week but the John Sisk team are making great progress.

Pictures are from Anne Norman and Brighter Futures Bookmark the page for more info later.