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Tuesday 15 February 2022

An exercise programme that helps cancer patients at the Royal Marsden has received a welcome financial boost.

64-year-old David Gullen from Sutton has been enrolled on the THRIVE programme since his diagnosis with prostate cancer in 2020. 

Simplyhealth, the UK’s leading health solutions company, has donated nearly £34,000 to the multi-team cross discipline project. 

THRIVE has enabled patients like David to stay active, to reduce fatigue, combat the side effects of his treatment and stay stronger.

Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said:

“On behalf of the Charity I’d like to say a huge thank you to Simplyhealth for their generous donation. We’re delighted that they have decided to support us in funding this innovative project which we’re particularly proud of as the idea was created entirely by staff at The Royal Marsden. The support from Simplyhealth will make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer and will directly benefit hundreds of patients undergoing prostate cancer treatment at the hospital.”

Dr Sneh Khemka, Chief Executive Officer at Simplyhealth said: 

“Simplyhealth exists to improve access to healthcare for people in the UK and our donation to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity aligns with this purpose. We’re proud to be supporting the incredible work of the Prostate Cancer Exercise Clinic and our donation is recognition of the Royal Marsden’s holistic and innovative approach to healthcare which will help hundreds of prostate cancer patients better manage their everyday health, improve their quality of life and lead to better health outcomes.”

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