In February 2009, the Churchdown Male voice choir launched the LINC Jenner Appeal at a concert in Gloucester Cathedral. At that time, we thought the cost of extending and refurbishing the unit to create a state of art countywide haematology day unit facility would be in the region of £450K.
With huge local support and a very generous grant of £250K from the Kay Kendall
Leukaemia Fund the target was reached in early 2011. Work commenced in June 2011 and was completed by the beginning of November with the first patients being treated on 7th November.
Along the way, several additions were made to the original plans including a complete revamp of the phlebotomy rooms, rebuilding the reception area and replacement of much of the original equipment. This resulted in a total spend of just under £700,000.