£½ million needed to complete Cancer Centre


Cancer support charity Macmillan are thrilled to announce £3.2 million has been raised and they have just have £500,000 left to go in order to complete the Sussex Cancer Support Centre.

The build is on target to be completed by the end of next summer and by this time next year it is likely to have many of those affected by cancer in Sussex walking through the doors accessing vital information and support.   Macmillan want to make sure that no one faces cancer alone.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning held at the building site in kemp Town, Brigthon.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Martin Hickey of Jerrum Faulks Construction, Project Leader for the centre, said:

Work on the build has been making steady progress over the last 8 months and the good weather has helped make headway.  We have a fantastic team on board and the morale is extremely good, even hosting our own World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Site.

The Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre in Brighton is a partnership between Macmillan, Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.  The centre will provide specialist cancer information and advice, welfare benefits advice, counselling services, complementary therapies and physical activity support, hair and skincare advice, practical support, dietary advice and a space for self help and support groups.

Construction work started earlier this year in Bristol Gate, Kemp Town, across the road from the main Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Geoff Brown, Macmillan’s Service Implementation Manager for the centre, added:

The site has been cleared and the foundations have been built. The construction is expected to be complete and the building ready to open to the public in September 2015.

Building site in Kemp Town across the road from the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Building site in Kemp Town, Brighton.

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