A hospital nurse who deals with cancer patients on a daily basis knows how important the new centre will be so is hosting a hog roast night to help meet the target.
Sister Carly Starkey, 26, delivers chemotherapy to outpatients in the Cavendish Suite at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and is looking forward to moving into the new building.
She said: “In the last five years we have seen an increase on patients and a higher demand on services and treatment.
“We only have eight chairs at the minute but the new centre will see us able to treat 25 people which is great news and means patients don’t have to travel as far to get the treatment they need.”
The new centre, which should be open in 2016, has been designed to provide vital support for people affected by cancer. Currently cancer care and treatment is provided in different locations across the hospital site, the chemotherapy unit is too small for the number of patients it sees and there is no information and support service.
Carly said: “It is so important that the new centre gets the support from everyone in the community as it will make so much difference to people, it over looks the golf course so will be a nicer place and being in a relaxing environment helps relieve patient anxiety.”
To raise money for the new centre Carly has organised a fundraising night at the Proact Stadium on Friday, November 6.
There will be alive band, hot pork sandwiches, raffles, games, photo booth and a nacho stand.
She said: “I want to put on a night where people want to come and support us so there will be something to keep everyone happy.”
Tickets for the event are £20. Email Carly to book your space firstname.lastname@example.org