The Daisy Appeal - Funding new treatment in Cancer, Heart Disease and Dementia

About The Daisy Appeal

What is the Daisy Appeal?

If the Daisy Appeal is about one thing and one thing only, it’s about saving local lives - keeping our loved ones with us longer.

It’s about giving them faster, more accurate, diagnosis to three of the region’s biggest killers – cancer, heart disease, and dementia. With cures still a long way off, early diagnosis still gives us the best chance of survival.

It’s hard to think of a family that has not been affected by either cancer, heart disease, or dementia – and that’s why the Daisy Appeal is such an important local charity: because it will benefit everyone.

Since it was established in 2000, the Daisy Appeal has raised £12.5m to fund cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

We built an £8m research centre, which opened in 2008, and in July we opened the £4.5m Jack Brignall PET-CT Scanning Centre. Both are on the Castle Hill Hospital site.

We now want to build a £4.5m radiopharmacy and cyclotron unit so we can produce our own radioactive tracers. This will allow us to scan patients with certain heart and neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s.

We have the opportunity to save many lives in East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire. There are many ways you can make a difference, including …

Buy a Brick Fancy making a lasting contribution to the Daisy Appeal and becoming part of the charity’s legacy? Then buy a brick inscribed with your name that will be built into the wall of the new scanning centre.

Plan a fundraising event From marathons to fashion shows, cakes sales to parachute jumps, plan your own personal adventure and help raise money.

Become a volunteer We are always on the lookout for people to collect money for us in local supermarkets. If you have a few hours spare, get in touch.

Simply donate If all that seems a bit too much trouble then why not simply make a donation?

Art competition The Daisy Appeal is looking for a piece of art that best captures “hope”. We want to display the art – be it a painting, an illustration, photograph, etc – in the waiting area of the newly opened Jack Brignall PET-CT Scanning Centre at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham. So we're running a competition and the winner will receive a Google Nexus 7 tablet, worth £269. Click on the link to find out how to enter