Going Above and Beyond for local people with cancer

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) is a leading and highly specialist cancer centre providing outpatient chemotherapy, radiotherapy, brachytherapy and an acute oncology service. MVCC treats 5,000 patients each year from a large catchment population of almost 2 million including Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire; Berkshire and Northwest London.

The clinical team prides itself on providing each patient with first class care, working hard to provide the best possible treatments in a professional and compassionate manner. Through its work with other cancer organisations, MVCC is one of the leading centres in the UK when it comes to researching new treatments.

The Mount Vernon Cancer Care Appeal is here to support the excellent work carried out by the staff and to make the difference to every patient. Through appeals and a variety of projects, the charity provides what is over and above NHS funding to improve treatments and enhance patient experience.

How your donation could help

  • £10 could fund a patient comfort pack to make their stay in hospital more comfortable
  • £20 could fund new plants and flowers for our new fern garden
  • £40 could fund a complementary therapy session to reduce stress and aid wellbeing
  • £75 could help us recruit and fund everything a hospital response volunteer needs to start their role at the centre - including full training and uniform
  • £150 could fund a calming and uplifting piece of art for one of our clinical spaces
  • £500 could go towards funding a specialist chemotherapy chair offering high-level pressure relief and comfort
  • £1500 could fund a six-week self-help course for those who have finished their treatment. The focus is on providing practical and emotional skills as well as coping strategies to enable them to move forward.

Current fundraising projects

  • £44,000 required to purchase two dual patient scalp cooling systems and cold caps
  • £13,000 required to purchase specialist furniture for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Cancer Centre including relaxation chairs and couches
  • £10,000 required to convert a wheelchair store into a comfortable patient blood test waiting room.

Sophie's story

Help us support more people affected by cancer like Sophie and her Mum. Click here to read her story and fundraising efforts.

Our impact

Here are some examples of projects we have helped fund to support the centre thanks to donations we have received:

  • The creation of a peaceful fern garden opposite the chemo suite to inspire better health and wellbeing for our patients and staff 
  • Ground-breaking ScarWork programme led by Dr Beverley de Valois to address consequences of surgical scarring
  • Purchase a new Rapid Arc licence to expand certain forms of Radiotherapy treatment to lung, breast and rectum patients
  • Bright, modern and comfortable new chairs for outpatients
  • Five virtual sky art panels on the ceiling to enhance patient experience during radiotherapy 
  • A brand new cutting-edge SPEC/CT scanning machine  

How to donate

  • Donate online
  • Donate by card: call 01438 285182
  • Click here to fundraise for us
  • Donate by cheque: Cashiers Office, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, HA6 2RN (Cheques payable to ‘Mount Vernon Cancer Centre’) 
  • Text MVCANCERCARE to 70085 to donate £5

Please also share any messages of support on our Twitter and Facebook pages using #HereForMountVernonCancerCentre