Mayor's Charity Appeal Fund

The Mayor of Bournemouth's Charity Appeal Fund (Charity No 1170029) supports local charities 

Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund was set up in 1984 by the late Professor Terry Hamblin and Professor David Oscier to support the Royal Bournemouth Hospital's Molecular Haematology & Oncology Research Laboratory.

Now managed by Doctors Helen McCarthy and Renata Walewska, the scientists working in our Laboratory have gained world-wide recognition and their groundbreaking work is helping patients with all cancers to receive faster and less intrusive diagnosis and treatment.  This often removes the need for biopsy and uses the patient's DNA by way of a blood test for diagnosis and treatment plan.

The Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund is supported by the Friends of Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund, a small committee of local volunteers who organise fundraising social activities and also seek support and funding from local businesses and the wider community in Bournemouth and beyond.

For more information about its work, future events and other ways to help, please contact 



  • phone 07772 860268

To make a donation

You can donate by cheque or online. 

By cheque - please send a cheque in favour of Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund to:
Mrs E Wilson, Pathology Lab., Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth BH7 6DW

(please gift aid if possible)