Helping to make North east Scotland's cancer and haematology care the best it can be

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How we help

The Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy (ANCHOR) unit is an NHS department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary which treats patients with all forms of cancer, leukaemia and benign blood disorders throughout the North-east of Scotland including Orkney and Shetland. Friends of ANCHOR was set up to directly support the ANCHOR unit by committing long-term funding to the following three areas:

Medical equipment

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

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Patient wellbeing

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

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Groundbreaking research

Funding leading clinicians’ research in Aberdeen to push the boundaries in the fight against cancer.

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How you can help

Without the support of local fundraisers, Friends of ANCHOR would be unable to offer the support that it does for the ANCHOR unit and for vital cancer research projects at the University of Aberdeen.


Planning a fundraising event?

If you are planning a fundraising event, please let us know by completing a fundraising application form. Friends of ANCHOR will contact you to verify your event and send you a fundraising pack.

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Friends can sponsor you online, on Facebook, on their mobile and, if you're in the UK, by text message. Fundraising couldn't be easier.

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Text to donate

Text “Life24 £5” to 70070 to donate £5 to Friends of ANCHOR.


Join our volunteer network

We organise many fundraising events and are always in need of support. If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

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Latest news

There are many ways you can keep up to date with Friends of ANCHOR. All our publications, news and press releases are published on this website, and if you would like to be in the loop with our more regular day-to-day activity you can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Courage on the catwalk model search begins

Courage on the catwalk model search begins

Friends of ANCHOR launched their model search for the biggest event in the charity’s calendar. Following the huge sell-out success, the sear...

Student has it in the bag for Friends of ANCHOR

Student has it in the bag for Friends of ANCHOR

Today, we have officially launched sales of a new student-led merchandise line of tote bags designed by 4th year media student, Joanna MacQu...

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 d...

ANCHOR Wipeout fundraising spotlight

ANCHOR Wipeout fundraising spotlight

Dangerous Divas staying tight lipped Sunday’s Dangerous Divas have had a busy week after we circulated some fundraising ideas on Friday.

Chemotherapy ward scores TVs in time to cheer on Murray

Chemotherapy ward scores TVs in time to cheer on Murray

As Andy Murray geared up to face Vasek Pospisil in the quarter finals yesterday afternoon, ANCHOR patients were all set to cheer him on than...

Tee-rific Total Tips over Half a Million

Tee-rific Total Tips over Half a Million

We're delighted to announce that the annual Gala Golf Event raised an incredible £75,000; tipping the total raised at the event to over half...

What a weekend

What a weekend

Courage on the Catwalk 2015... a weekend full of tears, laughter and FUN. With memories to last a lifetime! To our 24 models - the superstar...

Spotlight: Friends of ANCHOR Hair & Wig Stylist

Spotlight: Friends of ANCHOR Hair & Wig Stylist

How would you describe the service to those who have never used it or heard of it before? I volunteer for Friends of ANCHOR as their design...

Spotlight: Friends of ANCHOR Podiatrist

Spotlight: Friends of ANCHOR Podiatrist

How would you describe the service to those who have never used it or heard of it before? The podiatry service is all about the health of t...

Spotlight: Friends of ANCHOR Massage Therapist

Spotlight: Friends of ANCHOR Massage Therapist

How would you describe the service to those who have never used it or heard of it before? The service I offer is a huge distraction from the...

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Every penny counts!

Friends of ANCHOR is unique in that every penny donated goes directly towards medical equipment, patient wellbeing or groundbreaking research at Aberdeen University. All administration costs are fully funded by Balmoral Group.