Keyhole Surgery at Salisbury District Hospital

Presenting cheque

The Stars Appeal is delighted to have received a donation of £100,000 from the League of Friends towards its Keyhole Cancer Campaign. This marvellous contribution was presented to Appeal President Lord Pembroke in a ceremony at the Hospital on November 9th.

Launched at Wilton House in February 2007, the Stars Appeal raises money for all wards whilst at the same time focusing on major campaigns of which this is an early example. Whilst the League of Friends typically supports smaller projects that make a big difference to the hospital, in this instance it was felt to be important to help kick start this major campaign to provide the Hospital with one of the first dedicated keyhole cancer surgery theatres in the country.

Commenting on the donation, the Appeal Director Dave Cates said "The Stars Appeal is tremendously grateful to the League of Friends for this fantastic contribution. Not only does it help us move within sight of our target, it also helped us to secure funding from other grant makers. In short, without the support of the Friends, this wonderful new theatre may not have been possible."

Luke March, chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said, "We are extremely grateful to the League of Friends for their very generous support. This donation represents a significant step towards the campaign goal and the new dedicated keyhole cancer theatre suite at Salisbury District Hospital."

Dave Cates, The Stars Appeal