Helping to make North-east Scotland cancer and haematology care the best it can be - Friends of ANCHOR

Friends of Anchor

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:




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

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

equipmentLocal research

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


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.

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.

Fundraising pack application form

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Donate online

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

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equipmentJoin 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.

Remember, every penny that you raise goes directly to the cause.


Annual events

Courage on the Catwalk
Baker Hughes 10K
Friends of ANCHOR skydive
Gala Golf Event 2016
ANCHOR Wipeout
FoA Masked Ball

News & events

Student has it in the bag for Friends of ANCHOR

Student has it in the bag for Friends of…

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

50 years of North Sea achievement celebrated in new book

50 years of North Sea achievement celebr…

50 years of North Sea oil and gas activity is celebrated in a new limited edition hardback book, 'ABZ and Big Oil' with the procee...

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 ...

Chemotherapy ward scores TVs in time to cheer on Murray

Chemotherapy ward scores TVs in time to …

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

Gala golf Event 2015 results

Gala golf Event 2015 results

Here are the results from this year's Gala Golf Tournament...

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...

  • Meet the team

    The Friends of ANCHOR committee

  • James-S-Milne, Chairman of Friends of ANCHOR
  • Kerry Nolan
  • Louise Bennett
  • Steve Gibb
  • Sylvia Halkerston
  • Andrew Hutcheon
  • Margaret Mathieson
  • Graham McDonald
  • Rhona Miller
  • Sarah-Jane Hogg
  • Henry Watson

Keep in touch!



Sarah-Jane Hogg
Fundraising & PR Manager
T 01224 859153 | E

Rhona Miller
Fundraising & PR Executive
T 01224 859170 | E

c/o Balmoral Group, Public Relations Department
Balmoral Park, Loirston, Aberdeen AB12 3GY

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Supported by Balmoral GroupFriends of ANCHOR

Tel: 01224 859170 | Email: | Registered charity no. SCO25332