Donors give £7million towards vital research in Nottingham

Donors give £7million towards vital research in Nottingham

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Nottingham Hospitals Charity has been able to contribute almost £7million towards innovative research projects at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last ten years. The funding has been made possible thanks to donors, and is enabling investment in cutting edge research that will transform care, save lives and enhance the NHS in Nottingham and the UK. The Charity funds a variety of research and innovation projects in areas across the hospitals, including research into improving care and treatment for patients with breast cancer, a nurse-led PhD study into using volunteers to help people with dementia while in hospital and a project to improve the information parents are given when they receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. One of the areas supported by the Charity is ground-breaking research into personalised cancer treatment, led by Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Dr Stephen Chan. The research team’s ultimate goal is to save lives by providing cutting edge new drug treatments, putting Nottingham on the map for breast cancer research and treatment, and providing the best possible care for cancer patients. Prof Chan says: “The purpose of our research is to identify patients with a specific type of cancer (called triple negative breast cancer) and treat them according to their tumour’s response to a particular treatment, such as chemotherapy. This means we can tailor our approach to individual patients and help them to avoid unpleasant side effects wherever possible.” He adds: “We want to select the treatment that is most likely to secure the cure for our patients. Using detailed profiling of the individual tumour...
Local Activity Makes National Childrens Award Finals

Local Activity Makes National Childrens Award Finals

With a record breaking 112,000 votes overall, the finalists for the prestigious What’s On 4 Junior 2016 Awards have just been announced and local languages Publisher from Bingham, Nottinghamshire, La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children, has made it through for Best UK National Activity for Children aged 5-12 years old, the category they’ve won for the last 2 years running. The Awards, which are now into their 10th year, recognise the people and companies providing the very best activities for children across the UK.  The Awards are voted for 100% by the parents & carers that take their children to these activities every week. From 7th March to 11th May 2016, parents were able to log on and vote for their favourite clubs, groups and classes, therefore, making it a true reflection on how important these providers are and how much difference they make to parents’ lives! La Jolie Ronde has been successfully offering language classes to nursery and primary aged children for over 30 years. The La Jolie Ronde methodology of language teaching includes immersion in French and Spanish from the very beginning, as well as lots of repetition from week to week; the target language is introduced through fun games and activities.  Making the finals means La Jolie Ronde are in the top few providers in the UK as voted for by parents. Marketing Manager for La Jolie Ronde, Mala Henry said “We are absolutely delighted to have made it through to the finals for the 3rd year running and what makes it even more special is knowing that once again it’s the parents and children, who enjoy our classes, who have voted for us!  Our very first class was in 1983 and...
Skateboarding, drama, photography and more added to list of activities at YMCA Camp Williams!

Skateboarding, drama, photography and more added to list of activities at YMCA Camp Williams!

At YMCA Camp Williams and YMCA day camps children and young people are provided with opportunities to form their own values, learning and identity through positive experiences. Nottinghamshire YMCA believes that children and young people with access to these developmental assets will make healthier choices as they grow into adults. Camp Williams is the latest addition to Nottinghamshire YMCA’s school holiday activity programme. It’s experience focused and adventure driven. All children will take part in camp rallys, sports, swimming, games and crafts. Plus, 8 – 15 year olds will take part in skills clinics. The full list of skills clinics for Summer 2016 has just been released and it is pretty impressive: Basketball – Drama & theatre – Film & photography – Skateboarding – Archery – Climbing – Craft works – Dance – Football – Game Design – Music – Paddle Sports – Science – Trampolining – Wildlife & wilderness “We’ve chosen these skills clinics so that kids can choose things that they really want to get involved with – there’s something for everyone. We get a lot of feedback from parents who appreciate that we don’t simply offer sports based activities like at a lot of other holiday clubs. We’re excited to offer something that’s actually really cool.” – Gavin Barker, Outdoor Education and Adventure Services Manager Programme Leaders are responsible for the design and delivery of the skills clinics which will see campers improving their chosen skills throughout the week. More about YMCA Camp Williams and YMCA day camps YMCA Camp Williams is based at The Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford. The site is transformed during...