Related Argent: Raising £445,000 to Build a Brighter Future in Early Diagnosis

We have been thrilled to be supported by Related Argent, the property developer based in King’s Cross made up of 150+ employees. They have raised over an incredible £445,000 to support early diagnosis efforts at The Royal Marsden.

Related Argent’s huge fundraising effort saw employees and partners take part in two events: the first, a gruelling 400km bike ride from London to Paris over three days in May and the second, a 21-mile walk from Lewes to Eastbourne in June. 

The cycling team alone clocked up an average of close to 100 training hours per person in the months leading up to the bike ride, which challenged even the most seasoned cyclists. The walkers also had a tricky challenge with the hilly landscape of the South Downs.

Five people standing outside of The Royal Marsden's Oak Cancer Centre, holding a large check for £445,000
Related Argent Managing Partner Nick Searl and Development Director & Head of Investment Oli Rifkind visit the Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre at the Oak Cancer Centre.

The team from Related Argent were delighted to meet The Royal Marsden’s Professor Ros Eeles, Professor of Oncogenetics at The Institute of Cancer Research and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology and Cancer Genetics at The Royal Marsden.

On their visit, they went to the Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre at the Oak Cancer Centre, to see first-hand the difference their funding will make. They handed over a cheque for £445,000 to Neal Donnelly, Associate Director of Philanthropy & Partnerships at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Early cancer diagnosis at the Oak Cancer Centre

The money raised through these events, including support from Related Argent’s generous clients, has funded a suite of state-of-the-art equipment at The Royal Marsden’s Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre – a diagnosis-focused floor of the new Charity-funded Oak Cancer Centre.

Three people, including a Royal Marsden Radiographer in uniform in the middle, standing in front of a large piece of white machinery in a hospital room
Nick and Oli from Related Argent met Louise D’Costa, Superintendent Radiographer at the Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre, to hear about the difference the equipment they have funded will make to the teams there.

Diagnosing cancer earlier means patients can be treated with less invasive and difficult procedures and are significantly more likely to survive and undergo successful treatment. Increasing early diagnoses is a critical part of the future of cancer care – with the NHS driving for 75% of all cancers being diagnosed early by 2028 – the Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre is a huge part of this drive. 

By helping to fund the latest technology, Related Argent will go on to help The Royal Marsden to: see more patients; speed up the time it takes for a diagnosis to be made; and help minimise the impact of these diagnoses on patients – ultimately saving more lives. 

This is a cause very close to our hearts and we would like to thank every single person and company that has donated to it.

Related Argent Managing Partner Nick Searl

“We are completely astounded by the amount of money we have raised for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity – over £445,000. The work the Charity does to support those with cancer has touched the lives of all of us at Related Argent and we are so proud that we have been able to help continue its brilliant work by funding these vital pieces of equipment." says Nick Searl.

Neal Donnelly, from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, added: “We are hugely grateful to Argent and Related Argent for taking on such extraordinary challenges and raising so much money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. This incredible fundraising will support The Royal Marsden’s world-leading work, helping clinicians to diagnose cancer as early as possible.” 

The Oak Cancer Centre is addressing some of the most pressing challenges in cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

Read more about this state-of-the-art new treatment facility.

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