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Hospital trust receives £1m boost for new cancer and renal unit

West Berkshire Community Hospital appeal benefits from Greenham Common Trust

Jane Meredith

John Garvey


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THE Greenham Common Trust has agreed to give a further £325,000 in match funding towards a state-of-the-art cancer and renal unit at West Berkshire Community Hospital.

The Rosemary Appeal aims to raise the necessary £4.5m and the trust’s announcement brings its total commitment to £1m – the largest match funding it has ever given to a single project.

The match funding will be triggered every time someone makes a donation to the project, up to £5,000 for each individual donation and a total of £325,000.

The Rosemary Appeal has already raised a staggering £1,488,730 in just two months’ fundraising on, with £772,182.50 from donations from 47 donors, £683,988 in trust match funding, £13,194.50 in grants and £3,508 in Gift Aid.

But it still needs to raise more money to reach the target.

At an afternoon tea reception at The Vineyard in Stockcross, the vice chairman of the Newbury and District Cancer Care Trust, Dr Paul Millard, reminded the audience that nearly one in two people would suffer from cancer in their lifetimes.

If you are organising an event or challenge, you can fundraise for The Rosemary Appeal through by clicking Become a Fundraiser on The Rosemary Appeal application

To make a donation, visit, click ‘projects’ and search for ‘Rosemary Appeal’. Then click ‘donate now’.

If you are making a donation by cheque, then make your cheques payable to ‘The Good Exchange Ltd’ and you must complete a manual donation form which can be found by visiting

Return the form and cheque to The Good Exchange, Liberty House, Greenham Business Park, Thatcham RG19 6HS.  

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