Royal Marsden cancer hospital in Sutton gets £5,000 for children's games room

The Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital

The Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A bank has donated £5,000 to help fund a new games room for children suffering from cancer.

Charity In Ricky We Trust received the cash boost from the Santander Foundation and will use it to create a new games room called ‘the hub’ at the Royal Marsden cancer hospital in Sutton.

The room will make time spent in hospital easier for both the children and their families.

Vikram Deb, trustee and founder of In Ricky We Trust, said: “We are delighted that the Santander Foundation has chosen to help this very young charity and the grant will make a real difference to youngsters suffering from cancer.”

In Ricky We Trust was created in memory of Ricky Deb, a 21-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive childhood cancer called Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour in 2011 and died in November 2012. 

The charity aims to raise awareness of rare cancers in young people.

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1:27pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Banks can be so generous with other peoples' money. Pity they don't pay us interest on our savings with them these days and for the past 5 years.
Banks can be so generous with other peoples' money. Pity they don't pay us interest on our savings with them these days and for the past 5 years. Michael Pantlin
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5:03pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Marie from Sutton says...

For G..'s sake Sophia. Get your facts right. The "Hub game room" already exists and has been so for over two years now.
For G..'s sake Sophia. Get your facts right. The "Hub game room" already exists and has been so for over two years now. Marie from Sutton
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