The Sports Journalists’ Association has chosen The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to be its nominated charity for its 2016 awards events, beginning with the SJA British Sports Awards, sponsored by The National Lottery, being staged at the Tower of London on December 15.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money to help fund pioneering work in research, diagnosis, treatment and care to improve the lives of patients at The Royal Marsden and people with cancer throughout Britain and beyond. Its revolutionary treatments have far-reaching impact and it is the leading centre for cancer clinical trials in the country, involved in around 600 clinical trials each year.
“The SJA is honoured and delighted to support the work of The Royal Marsden. Their efforts to conquer cancer deserve all the assistance we can offer,” said Patrick Collins, the SJA President.
Antonia Dalmahoy, Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said: “Thank you so much to the SJA for selecting The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as its nominated charity this year.
“It is thanks to charity supporters like the SJA that the Royal Marsden can continue to deliver ground-breaking treatment and care for people with cancer. The money raised will not only benefit patients of The Royal Marsden but those with cancer across the UK.”
The SJA committee chose The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as a way of expressing the Association’s immense gratitude on behalf of those members and their families who have been treated and supported at the hospital as well as benefiting from new treatments, drugs and care systems which have gone on to be standard practice nationwide.
As well as the British Sports Awards in December, the SJA and Royal Marden Cancer Charity will conduct fund-raising activities at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by BT Sport and being held in London next February.