We gave £1,500 to help fund the annual Haematology Patient Survivorship Conference. This is a highly regarded event, one which we are proud to partner.
The 100th Lee Robson Patient Care Grant was issued. These are one off financial awards given to patients in most need of assistance.
For the 3rd year in a row Bright Red provided funding to the Complimentary Therapy Team at the NCCC, which has since continued to receive support in to 2018.
Our largest educational grant finished in 2014. A £10,000 award from Bright Red gave DrArami access to a haemato-oncology and stem cell transplant fellowship at the world renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, USA.
Bright Red invested £310,000 (our largest one off grant to date) into the purchase and running of a state of the art Flow Cytometer.
The first Bright Red Outreach Nurse began her 3 year post at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. This was extended to 2018 and has recently been extended to 2021.
Our Patient Care Grants were launched in August 2012. In 2013 we would rename these grants to Lee Robson Patient Care Grants in memory of our first Ambassador.
Bright Red invested £50,000 to create a Lymphoma Biobank – a valuable resource for researchers.
The first Bright Red educational grant was issued. This enabled staff to attend the European Bone Marrow Conference in Paris.
Bright Red provided half of the funding for the George Walker Fellowship at a cost of £250,000. The recipient of this grant would go on to secure a prestigious Welcome Trust award, bringing a further £1,000,000 of research investment into the region.
MSCT 2000 was re-launched as Bright Red. The vision is to build on the £4m raised and invested by MSCT since 1988. Our aims were expanded to include improving patient care and education as well as research.