New cancer centre celebration

IPSWICH Hospital's new Cancer Information Centre is holding an official celebration for everybody involved in its success.The centre, which has already helped hundreds of people, is holding the celebration on Thursday.

IPSWICH Hospital's new Cancer Information Centre is holding an official celebration for everybody involved in its success.

The centre, which has already helped hundreds of people, is holding the celebration on Thursday.

The centre, staffed by a specialist cancer information nurse, offers information and support to people affected by cancer.

It is run by The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, cancer information charity CancerBACUP and the Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

Dawn Cook, a CancerBACUP specialist cancer information nurse, first opened the doors of the centre two months ago. She has already offered advice and information to around 200 people.

Mrs Cook said: "It shows how much of a demand there is for this kind of service from people affected by cancer in Suffolk."

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The Duke of Kent opened the building that houses the centre in October.

The construction of the building was funded by the fundraising charity Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

In 2003, The Evening Star announced its support for the project and launched the Raise the Roof appeal. Donations were soon flooding in to help reach our £100,000 target.

CancerBACUP, part of the Department of Health coalition for cancer information, is the only national charity that specialises in providing information on all types of cancer.

The centre is open from 9am to 4.30pm on Mondays to Thursdays and 9am to 3pm on Fridays.

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