We raise money to purchase vital equipment or infrastructure to improve the detection or treatment of cancer (and improve patient care) to subsequently save or extend life.
Each year we select a project to raise funds for. The end uses of funds can vary, however always have the common theme of improving the lives of men, women or children who have cancer (and their families).
We’re immensely proud of what we have achieved so far and the amount of people we have been able to help. Have a look below at some of our past achievements.
2017: Glenfield Hospital
2016: Poole Hospital
2015: Leicester Hospital
2014: Sussex Hospital
2013: BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
2013: Hywel Dda Health Board,Wales
2012: Leicester Royal Infirmiry
2011: Poole Hospital
2010: Leicester Royal Infirmiry
2009: BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
2008: Leicester Royal Infirmiry
2007: Dorset Cancer Centre
2006: Dorest Hospital & Leicester Royal
2005: Joe Stock & Margaret Bradford
2004: Breast Cancer Research
2003: Orchid & Everyman Appeal
2002: Orchid Cancer Appeal
2001: Leicester Royal Infirmiry
2017: Glenfield HospitalFrom the 2017 challenge, Mini-thoracic Egg Scope funded by Brown Dog is now operational at Glenfield Hospital
2016: Poole HospitalPoole Hospital Presentation - 2016 New Forest 100 mile Cycle Challenge and 20 mile Coastal Walk
2015: Leicester HospitalFund-raisers have handed over £30,000 to help treat patients with pancreatic cancer at Leicester's hospitals.
2014: Sussex Hospital£XXX Sussex Hospitals (£16,000) for Breast re-construction equipment Leicester Royal Infirmary (£TBC) for haematology infusion pumps.
2013: BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOSPITALIn response to the Brown Dog's donation of £26,000 towards the refurbishment of the Play Area in the Oncology Outpatients unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, we received a very touching thank you letter.
2013: Hywel Dda Health Board,WalesLaurence Crack and Ian Alexander visited the headquarters of the West Wales Health Board in Carmarthen, to present them with a Giant Cheque for £10,000 from the funds raised by the Brown Dog Sunset Challenge, back in June this year. Attendees from the cancer team in Wales included Debbie Shipley (Consultant Dermatologist) and Michelle Evans, both of whom joined us on the actual challenge, as well as Michael Odlin and Nicola Llewelyn, who are fundraising office. The funds are being used to purchase cameras, dermatascopes and laptops, which will enable members of the cancer team to visit patients in their homes in the West Wales area, so often in very remote parts, take high quality images of potential skin cancers, and transmit them back to Debbie Shipley’s consultancy in Carmarthen for diagnosis and appropriate action. This capability will knock weeks off the process, as well as bypassing the need to make and attend hospital appointments, especially early on in any diagnosis. There is also a real benefit to patients, who will not need to travel for consultant appointments, as well as getting medical advice at a much faster pace.Debbie and some members of her team were able to demonstrate the equipment first hand, and Ian and Laurence were we were amazed at the clarity and definition of the images created, as well as recognising the value of transmitting these images across the miles, as soon as they have been taken. The West Wales team were overwhelmed with the size of our donation, and hugely thankful to all of the Brown Dog members who took part in a very tough challenge, and then successfully collected so much money to put to such good use, helping people who have cancer. Brown Dog Team
2012: Leicester Royal Infirmiry£34,750 Leicester Royal Infirmary (£30,000) Funded the build of a dedicated care room in Teenage cancer Ward with special ventilation to minimise infection Overgate Hospice (£1,250) for special care Plus through LTSB match Giving; Cancer Research (£500) Friends of Kings College Hospital (£500) Mac Millan Cancer trust.
2011: Poole Hospital£45,700 Poole Hospital (£38,600) Purchased a Breast Cancer Biopsy Imaging Scanner to detect cancer earlier and save lives Birmingham Children’s Hospital(£3,250) vital equipment Plus through LTSB match Giving; Bowel Cancer (£500) Cancer Research (£500) Mac Millan Cancer trust (£2,000) Marie Currie (£850)
2010: Leicester Royal Infirmiry£57,850 Leicester Royal Infirmary £17,524) Purchased the Molemax Skin Cancer Scanner to detect cancer earlier Leicester Royal Infirmary (£33,326) Purchased Skin Cancer Mohs Surgical Equipment to minimise damage to patients through surgery Plus through LTSB match Giving; Cancer Research (£2,000) Mac Millan Cancer trust (£4,000) Marie Currie (£500) Ovarian cancer Action (£500)
2009: BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOSPITALBirmingham Childrens Hospital (£10,494) Purchased vital equipment for the children’s cancer unit Carmaththen Hospital (£7,560) to fund vital equipment Plus through LTSB match Giving; Cancer Bacup (£2,000)
2008: Leicester Royal Infirmiry£30,476 Leicester Royal Infirmary £21,275) Funded the innovative and state-of-the-art Liver Microwave now extending lives for people with liver cancer Plus through LTSB match Giving; Jimmy Teens (£2,996) Cancer Bacup (£2,000) Mac Millan Cancer Trust (£2,705) North Devon Cancer Trust Care (£1,500)
2007: Dorset Cancer Centre£25,697 Dorset Cancer Centre (£12,000) Burton Hospital (£9,138) Purchased entertainment packages for the children’s cancer ward Plus through LTSB match Giving; Dorset Cancer centre (£4,599)
2006: Dorest Hospital & Leicester Royal£42,596 Dorset Hospital £12,000) to re-furbish two old and de-crepid Breast Scanner Vehicles (Stan & Alfie as they were called) Leicester Royal Infirmary (£5,965) on vital syringe pumps for chemo Plus through LTSB match Giving; Cancer Bacup (£1,850) Christian Lewis Trust (£1,200) Look Good – Feel Better (£2,400) Ovarian Cancer Research (£1,675)
2005: Joe Stock & Margaret Bradford£17,506 Joseph Stock (£4,833) To help a terminally ill child overcome some severe transport problems Leicester On-Cology Unit (£4,575) Syringe pumps for chemo Margaret Bradford (£2,500) Herceptin Treatment Plus through LTSB match Giving; Accorn’s Children’s Trust (£1,200) Cancer Bacup (£1,200) Cancer research UK (£1,600) Neuroblastoma Society (£1,600)
2004: Breast Cancer Research£19, 573 Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research(£14,200) To support a particular research project that was making particular in-roads in breast cancer research Orchid Cancer Appeal (£5,000) Rainbows Hospice (£373)
2003: Orchid & Everyman Appeal£10,000 Everyman Cancer Research (£5,000) To contribute to the research into Men’s Cancers Orchid Cancer Appeal (£5,000) To further increase awareness and research into Testicular Cancer (£5,000)
2002: Orchid Cancer Appeal£23,894 Orchid Cancer Appeal Provided funds towards numerous communication initiatives designed to increase awareness of Testicular Cancer across the UK, particularly in schools.
2001: Leicester Royal Infirmiry£22,000 Leicester Royal Infirmary Completely Re-furbished the tired and old On-Cology Day Room providing a comfortable room for patients with entertainment facilities to make their time in hospital much more comfortable.