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Charity raises money for new cancer nurse

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Charity funding has helped pay for a new cancer research nurse in the East Midlands.

The Squires Effect charity has raised over £14,000 towards the funding of a research nurse for the Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, which opened at Leicester Royal Infirmary last year.

The charity was established by the Squires family following the death of their son Grant Squires 10 years ago and continues in memory of Claire Squires who died competing in last year’s London Marathon.

The Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Unit is a partnership between the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. It is funded by the trust and Hope Against Cancer and provides the East Midlands with a centre for the latest clinical cancer research.

The new nurse, Pam Fermahan, is undertaking essential duties in caring for cancer patients who are taking part clinical trials.

Susie Munton from Squires Effect said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have helped fund Pam. We really believe this is a cause that will help a great deal of people in Leicestershire and Rutland, as so many people are affected by cancer.”

Hope Against Cancer chief executive Nigel Rose added: “Without their support we would not have been able to fund the new nurse who is fulfilling a vital role within the unit. We continue to be extremely grateful for all their hard work.” 

The Squires Effect will continue to raise funds to support the new Hope oncology nurse post through a variety of upcoming events.


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