Project information

Make a Difference Campaign

Every patient undergoing intensive chemotherapy and stem cell or bone marrow transplant for leukaemia should have the opportunity to see a clinical psychologist. Our Make a Difference Campaign is to raise funds to provide clinical psychology time for our patients. We need to raise £500k in total.

August 2013 - September 2014

Charity information

Linc - The Leukaemia And Intensive Chemotherapy Fund

Linc - The Leukaemia And Intensive Chemotherapy Fund logo
  • Need


    Anyone having to go through a stem cell or bone marrow transplant should have the opportunity to see a clinical psychologist. The procedure is not easy to cope with and patients and their families need help and advice. This does not happen in Gloucestershire at the moment due to lack of availability.


    By raising funds to provide two full time clinical psychologists - one at Cheltenham General Hospital and one at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise sufficient funds to employ at least one full time clinical psychologist


    » To encourage local businesses and schools to hold a Rainbow Day for LINC - a day where bright colours are worn and a donation made.
    » Various Fundraising events ranging from sponsored cycle ride, triathlon, celebrity dinner, loose change collections

    By employing a full time clinical psychologist

  • Impact


    Many patients do not get to see a clinical psychologist at the moment. They would dearly love to. Anything that can help them through this difficult time would be an amazing achievement.


    The Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust have asked that we raise sufficient funds to guarantee a full time salary for 5 years before we employ anyone. With on costs this means £250K for each full time psychologist.


    By keeping them up to date with regular emails, newsletters and on the website

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 Salary 5 years salary plus on costs
  • Background


    The clincial psychologist would be based in Gloucestershire


    Leukaemia and lymphoma patients, and their families, from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and South Worcestershire

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    LINC is the local cancer support charity providing total care for leukaemia, lymphoma and other cancer patients

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Gillian Rouse

    Gill is the co-founder and director of the Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund

Talking to a clinical psychologist would have helped me enormously