Impact Report 2023


We are extremely grateful to Pseudomyxoma Survivor which has donated £15,000 this year towards accommodation for patients’ families while their loved ones are undergoing complex surgery.

Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an extremely rare cancer that often starts in the lining of the appendix and then grows and spreads in the abdomen. Due to the specialist nature of the surgery required, there are only two hospitals in the UK where PMP is treated – The Christie and Basingstoke. Pseudomyxoma Survivor has donated £40,000 over the years towards funding accommodation at Staycity Aparthotels in Manchester city centre for the families of PMP patients, as well as PMP research. June Toner has benefitted from the accommodation when visiting her daughter Michelle, who is being treated at The Christie. June lives in Gateshead, which is a three-hour journey to Manchester, so she has found things a lot easier staying just a short distance from The Christie. She says: “The accommodation has everything I need – a lovely kitchen, bathroom and bedroomwith plenty of

shops very close by. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to be near my daughter, while she undergoes her treatment.” Tim Brill, a trustee at Pseudomyxoma Survivor and a PMP survivor himself, commented, “We are delighted to be able to help June at this difficult time for her family and we wish Michelle all the very best in her recovery. “We are very proud of our partnership with The Christie, and it is a privilege to be able to support the medical team’s great work to help patients diagnosed with this disease. In addition to accommodation support, our partnership with The Christie extends to other areas, such as funding research into effective rehabilitation ahead of the major surgery required to address this particular cancer, and the supply of information and support to patients coming to terms with their diagnosis and treatment. We look forward to continuing our close relationship with the excellent work done by The Christie.”

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