Major Fundraising Effort

Date: 
Aug 1st, 2020 (Sat)

Visit GoFundMe to support Prof Richard Shaw and Mr Andrew Schache and a whole host of nursing and clinical colleagues to raise funds for head & neck cancer research.

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2020/07/20/support-needed-for-local-fundraising-initiative-for-head-and-neck-cancer-research/

During the COVID pandemic an international research collaboration (CovidSurg Cancer) was set up to evaluate the 30-day COVID infection rates in elective cancer. The current end point for that project is four months but many questions remain - of paramount importance is assessing whether necessary changes in care have a longer term impact on head and neck cancer patients.

To date information on over 2000 head and neck cancer patients from the UK has been captured.  An exceptional opportunity therefore exists to follow these patients up and with mature data extend the project hypotheses to include aspects such as the influence of modified surgical practices on function and disease-free intervals. If this ambition is to be fulfilled £30k funding is needed to support data management, site liaison, real-time queries and statisticians time.  We are fortunate to have agreement from The Centre for Observational and Prospective Studies (BiCOPS) and Liverpool Cancer Trials Centre to undertake this work with the research team.

BAHNO is in a unique position not only to help but to benefit.  As the only truly multidisciplinary organisation involved in head and neck cancer management in the UK we are a natural ambassador to fund such a project and in addition could reap the rewards of high-impact research for the benefit of all patients.

On Saturday 1st August 2020 BAHNO will host a virtual running/cycling journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG).  BAHNO is calling on you to run or cycle (in your own home/back garden/local village/city/park) part of the distance. With sponsorship for doing your part, together we aim to complete the journey and hit our target.

We would simply ask that you commit to a sponsored 5k run or 10k cycle.  The event is not exclusive to BAHNO members so by all means encourage colleagues and friends to join in from this country and abroad.  To cover the 1400k LEJOG route we would need around 200 participants raising around £150 each.

Please email FundRaising @ bahno . org . uk with your intention to join the event and include the following information:

·      Name

·      Region (e.g. Scotland, Wales, NW, NE, SE, SW, London etc)

·      Specialty (ENT, OMFS, Oncology, AHP etc)

·      Distance intending to cover

Thank you in advance for all your efforts and we look forward to seeing you ‘on the road’!