The Royal Marsden has received a generous £65k donation to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Morrisons Foundation supported the cancer charity with two donations; to help them reach the total needed for their Oak Cancer Centre appeal and to fund vital equipment.

The Oak Cancer Centre is due to open in 2022 and will bring together over 400 researchers under the same roof as patients and clinicians, in spaces designed to encourage collaboration and to put patients at the heart of research.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has raised £64 million of the £70 million needed to complete the Oak Cancer Centre.

Named after Oak Foundation who donated £25 million, the Charity is now asking the public to help raise the final millions needed to make the building a reality.

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Oak Cancer Centre

Oak Cancer Centre

Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said:

“On behalf of the Charity I’d like to say a huge thank you to The Morrisons Foundation for their generous donation; we’re delighted that they have decided to support us, particularly during such challenging times.

"Their support will make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives.

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to provide this support to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

"I’m very proud that the Foundation has been able to help the charity’s vital work both right now and for patients in the future.”

For more information on The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity visit here.