Anchored Together fundraising total so far
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Anchored Together fundraising total so far

£1.6m raised to-date

With The ANCHOR Centre due to open its doors later this year, fundraising for our ANCHORED Together appeal remains a key area of focus for the charity.

With a £2m fundraising pot to fill, the appeal is our commitment to deliver the difference for the 65,000 people who will walk through the doors of the Centre each year for treatment.

As well as the fundraising that will further enhance this excellent facility, we’re preparing to be in the Centre day in, day out, supporting patients and staff.

Our welcome team will be the friendly faces greeting patients and aiding their navigation through the building, while our gardening crew will maintain the tranquil green spaces that have been incorporated into the design in order to provide a quiet spot away from everything else.

All the while, our wellbeing services will continue, with our dedicated complementary therapy room providing a spa-like setting for our much-loved massage, hydrotherm, podiatry, nail and hair and wig services.

The furnishing of that relaxing space for patients is one such area that your ANCHORED Together donations will support – and our funding will also provide enhancements to the equipment, furnishings and décor, to contribute to patient ease, both physical and emotional.

There are numerous ways you can get involved with the appeal and we would be very grateful for your backing as we seek to raise the remaining half million. So, whether you join us at the start line of a run or walk, organise your own fundraising event, sign up as a monthly donor or register as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you today.

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Key facts about the Centre

The ANCHOR Centre will be the first of its kind in Scotland, serving people in the North-east and Northern Isles - a population of more than half a million people.

Due to open later this year, it will be used by an estimated 250 patients every day... that's around 65,000 people a year. Day patients and outpatients will attend the brand new, purpose-built facility, located alongside the existing radiotherapy suite at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which opened in 2013 as phase one of The ANCHOR Centre project. 

The Centre will bring together oncology and haematology day patients, including those with non-malignant blood disorders, under the same roof. The building will have its own, dedicated entrance to welcome patients in swiftly and easily. Spanning three floors, the Centre will house an aseptic pharmacy, a consulting suite, a treatment suite, a Teenagers and Young Adults Lounge, a teaching and training suite, and the Friends of ANCHOR complementary therapy room, a private and relaxing spa-inspired room in which patients can make use of the charity's free wellbeing services including massage and hydrotherm, nail services, hair and wig styling and podiatry. 

The site will also afford immediate access to the existing radiotherapy suite, bringing all outpatient services into an easy-to-navigate, self-contained hub. 

An information hub, hosted by Friends of ANCHOR at the entrance to the Centre, will provide information and support for patients. Transport and access will be greatly enhanced, with 6 disabled parking bays and a bus stop right outside, making shuttle transport to and from CLAN Haven and the Lady Wood Car Park easy and hassle-free. Thanks to its well-considered location, the Centre will be just a short walk from the front door of the Maggie's Centre too.

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