Friends of ANCHOR 20 years
Helping to make North east Scotland's cancer and haematology care the best it can be
Did you know?'ANCHOR' stands for Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy. The ANCHOR Unit covers the dedicated wards and clinics within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for oncology and haematology patients.
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Friends of ANCHOR 20 for 20

This year, Friends of ANCHOR is celebrating 20 years of providing support to cancer and haematology patients throughout the North-east of Scotland.

Our milestone anniversary project for the 'Dream Big Campaign' sees the placement of 20 large anchor sculptures around Aberdeen city and shire and as far afield as Moray, Orkney and Shetland, which all fall within the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s ANCHOR Unit catchment area.

Join the Anchor Voyage here...

Our £1million fundraising appeal kicks off in our milestone 20th year

Join us as we DREAM BIG to see Aberdeen become a centre for world-class cancer research

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Our funding focus:

Medical equipment

Medical equipment

Investing in the latest technology to continually develop and improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

 

Patient wellbeing

Patient wellbeing

Offering additional care, comfort and support to patients during their time at the ANCHOR unit.

 

Leading cancer research

Leading cancer research

Funding local, leading research to push the boundaries in the fight against cancer.

 

Friends of ANCHOR Spotlight

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Latest news

The latest news, press releases and blog posts from Friends of ANCHOR.

From fundraisers and events to the latest wellbeing initiatives, medical equipment and leading research that is being funded for cancer and haematology patients in the North-east.

If you would like to be kept in the loop with our more regular day-to-day activity you can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cancer patient travels from the capital to take on the 20for20 Anchor Voyage

Cancer patient travels from the capital to take on the 20for20 Anchor Voyage

Cancer patient, Erik Langskaill, made a 250-mile round trip from Edinburgh to take on Friends of ANCHOR’s 20for20 Anchor Voyage. Inspired by his artist friend’s contribution to Friends of ANCHOR’s 20t...

Revolutionary medical equipment funded to improve staff safety

Revolutionary medical equipment funded to improve staff safety

Revolutionary medical equipment landed at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, the first of its kind in Scotland. Our recent funding of over £100,000 equipped the nuclear medicine department with a radiopharmace...

Schools encouraged to join 20for20 anchor voyage

Schools encouraged to join 20for20 anchor voyage

Friends of ANCHOR 20for20 school art competition launched This year, the Aberdeen-based charity Friends of ANCHOR is celebrating 20 years of supporting cancer and haematology patients throughout the N...

Anchor yourself and dream big

Anchor yourself and dream big

Friends of ANCHOR 20for20 campaign launched Celebrating 20 years of cancer support, haematology care and treatment for patients throughout the North-east of Scotland, local charity, Friends of ANCHOR,...

Men’s Takeover

Men’s Takeover

On the 5th anniversary year of Courage on the Catwalk, we’re excited to reveal an addition to the hugely popular event programme with a fourth show exclusively for MEN. To announce the news, our chair...

Dreaming big for world-class cancer research in the city

Dreaming big for world-class cancer research in the city

As we kick off our 20th anniversary year, we’ve unveiled a new fundraising campaign to mark our “dreaming big” vision for North-east cancer care. As a charity, we have pledged £1 million to the Univer...

Investment sees waiting lists cut by half

Investment sees waiting lists cut by half

Friends of ANCHOR has seen waiting lists reduced by up to 50% for North-east cancer patients following our investment into new equipment for the gastroenterology department at ARI. The recent funding...

50 years of North Sea achievement celebrated in new book

50 years of North Sea achievement celebrated in new book

50 years of North Sea oil and gas activity is celebrated in a new limited edition hardback book, 'ABZ and Big Oil' with the proceeds being donated to Friends of ANCHOR.

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How you can help

There are a number of ways you can get involved to help make a direct difference to those undergoing cancer and haematology treatment here in the North-east.

Every penny donated to Friends of ANCHOR goes directly to the cause as all of the charity’s running and administration fees are fully covered by Balmoral Group.

Donate online

Make a donation

You can make a donation online or, if you prefer, you can make a donation by cheque.
Online payments are processed securely via WorldPay.

 

Text to donate

Text to donate

If you are based in the UK, you can text:
“Life24 £5” to 70070
to donate £5 to Friends of ANCHOR.

 

Fundraising

Fundraising

Planning a fundraising event?
Let us know by filling in a contact form. We will get in touch with you to verify your event and send you a fundraising pack.

 

BT MyDonate

Create a MyDonate page

Whether you're hosting an event or taking on a challenge in aid of Friends of ANCHOR, you can start your very own fundraising page where friends can sponsor you. Fundraising couldn't be easier!

 

Patient wellbeing

Join our volunteer network

We’re always looking for volunteers to join the team and help throughout the year. From office support and bucket collections to joining our events teams we’d be delighted to have your support.

 

Spread the word

Spread the word

You can help us hugely by raising awareness about Friends of ANCHOR and the work we do. By following us on social media and sharing the charity’s news and events you’re helping us to champion the cause throughout North-east Scotland and beyond.

 

Corporate partnerships

Corporate partnerships

If your company or employer is looking to partner with a charity then why not consider Friends of ANCHOR? We have a host of team building events you can get involved in and we will work alongside you and your colleagues to create a charity calendar that suits you.

 

Thank you for your support!

Friends of ANCHOR is unique in that every penny donated goes directly to the cause as all of the charity’s running and administration costs are fully funded by Balmoral Group.
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