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University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre unveils plaque to acknowledge Jones Lang LaSalle’s fundraising efforts

After raising over £265,000 to fund the Macmillan Support and Information Service at UCH


London, 13th December, 2012 –The brand new purpose-built University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre recognised Jones Lang LaSalle’s fundraising efforts last Friday 7th December revealing an etched plaque to the firm’s UK Executive chairman Richard Batten and the firm’s Head of Charity Committee and also Head of Legal and Compliance Nicolas Taylor for the organisation’s £265,358 charitable contribution over a two year period.
 
Kate Macauley, Fundraising Manager for South West London at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Macmillan committed to contribute £10 million to the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre project and Jones Lang LaSalle’s contribution of over £265,000 is very much appreciated as part of this. To put it into context, it could fund the staff who run the vital drop-in service in the Macmillan Support and Information Centre, which includes an information and welcome area (in the main atrium, immediately outside the Centre) providing a welcome and enquiry point for the Macmillan Support and Information Centre’s services, as well as an information quiet room, materials and immediate emotional or practical support from qualified staff. By offering state of the art treatments, cutting-edge technology and academic excellence, the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre will be offering the best available medical care. The innovative Macmillan Support and Information Service works in conjunction with this medical care to support patients at all stages of their cancer journey.  With Jones Lang LaSalle’s support we have been able to start to change the patient’s experience of cancer care and help to improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer.”
 
Meanwhile Jones Lang LaSalle’s Head of Charity Committee Nicolas Taylor, said: “Our guided tour of the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre last week and plaque unveiling was extremely humbling - it was amazing to see how well the centre is doing following its opening in April this year. It has been very rewarding to partner with Macmillan for the past two years and support innovative information and support services for cancer patients. Our employees are proud to have raised enough funds to help run the Macmillan Support and Information Service at University College Hospital for a year.”
 
Thanks to its efforts in offering modern cancer care, affording lots of natural light, open spaces and a rooftop garden that everyone is welcome to use, the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre has offered care to nearly 60,000 visitors since it’s official opening in April 2012.
 

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Notes to editors
 
The University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre is the first of its kind in the NHS. It redefines the way cancer patients are treated, using the best diagnostic and treatment techniques to improve survival rates. 
 

The Macmillan Support and Information Service offers a team of skilled Macmillan health professionals and volunteers, from benefits advisors to counsellors and complementary therapists, bringing the highest quality medical, emotional, practical and financial support. 

 
There is also an out-patient clinic area, day care and chemotherapy services, day surgery and on site diagnostic services to diagnose and treat cancers and haematological disorders.
 
A dedicated teenage and young persons’ service is also available providing outpatient care, treatment and consultation for young people with cancer aged from 13 to 24. ​