The Leukaemia Unit appeal fund for the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley became a registered charity in February 1989, but fundraising had been taking place prior to this date since the opening of
Since the commencement of fund raising the fund has supplied on-suite facilities for ward C26 where the patients were originally cared for, then the Unit which cost one and a half million pounds. An extension to the unit by 4 beds, and now refurbishment of the isolation unit which is costing the fund £150,000. Fundraising supports patient comfort by the purchasing of televisions, DVD players, chairs, beds, mugs, kettles, fridges and glasses. The DVD library is also kept updated.
The Leukaemia fund has also purchased four holiday homes to allow patients to have holidays when their treatment allows. The holiday homes are in Evesham, Welshpool and Brean in
Although the Funds original aim was to build a Leukaemia Unit at
Roslyne Bratt-WytonRetired Clinical Nurse Specialist and Trustee.