“There will never be enough words to thank the most amazing staff at St Luke's.”

- Evelyn Stone, 76

Celebrating 25 years of St Luke's Cancer Centre

Officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second on 21 February 1997, St Luke’s Cancer Centre treated around 2,500 patients in its first year. Today, the centre typically conducts over 60,000 outpatient appointments a year. Our wonderful staff continue to offer incredible care to every individual who comes through our doors.

Thanks to your amazing support, over the years we have provided lifesaving equipment and redeveloped wards and departments to make them more welcoming and comfortable for those who need our care.

More recently, funding with support from Royal Surrey Charity has been agreed for a state-of-the-art development project to take place over the next two years, which aims to:

  • Improve the existing environment and offer a calmer, more comfortable setting for those being treated for cancer.

  • Increase the capacity of St Luke’s Cancer Centre by creating additional treatment rooms and facilities.

There is so much more we can do to ensure people with cancer have access to exceptional care – but we need your help.

We want to make sure St Luke's is there for people living with cancer for years to come. Every penny and pound you give or raise will make a huge difference to so many lives affected by cancer.

Your donation could help:

  • provide lifesaving equipment and innovative treatments
  • Support staff well-being programmes so they can continue giving the very best care
  • Redevelop the centre to make it more comfortable and welcoming for all our patients
  • Fund ground-breaking research.

Why we need your help

Evelyn Stone wearing a superhero costume ringing the bell at St Lukes.Five years ago, Evelyn, 76, was told the devastating news that she had  terminal cancer. In 2021, she received a call that would change her life. After 62 rounds of gruelling chemotherapy, Evelyn defied the odds and is now completely clear of the disease.

After receiving her all clear, Evelyn made one last visit to St Luke’s to thank staff and complete a final task. Dressed in a superhero cape and mask, she rang the special St Luke’s bell to say ‘goodbye’ to cancer:

The plaque by the bell says 'Ring this bell, three times well' but to be honest I couldn't stop ringing it. I must have dinged that bell about 50 times. There will never be enough words to thank the most amazing staff at St Luke's. You are all angels and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

With your support, we can help more people like Evelyn in the fight against cancer. 

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Help secure the future of cancer care by making a donation today. 

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 Thank you for your support*

*Please note, all funds raised through this appeal will be used to support the areas of greatest need within St Luke's Cancer Centre. 

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Banner image: copyright Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Shows: HRH Queen Elizabeth the Second meeting ward staff at St Luke's Cancer Centre Official opening 21st February 1997.