William Rous Unit

Complementary Care receives funding from the National Lottery to help cancer patients at the Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston Hospital.

We have been awarded funding from the National Lottery to support our work with the Sir William Rous Macmillan Unit at Kingston Hospital for people living with and recovering from cancer and their carers.

The funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by the National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, has provided funding for a Reflexology clinic. This means a great deal to the hospital and patients. These sessions provide comfort, relaxation, relieve stress and anxiety, provide emotional support and can help relieve symptoms-often experienced by radiotherapy or chemotherapy. By attending the unit for therapies, people can find out about further support available to help them through their cancer journey. The unit runs workshops, offers guidance and advice and has a fantastic team of wonderful, caring volunteers.

Complementary Care says: “We are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognized our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to help so many people in so many ways. We offer support to various causes but this cause and particularly this unit, is very close to our heart and is incredible. Archana Sood and her amazing volunteers who work so hard, have made it such a wonderful place of support.

Archana Sood, Manager of William Rous Macmillan Unit, says: ” I am extremely grateful to Complementary Care and the National Lottery Fund for being able to provide this Reflexology clinic for our patients and carers.

Many patients endure many side effects from their cancer treatments and these therapies are a gentle and wonderful gesture the hospital can offer to help them cope mentally and physically.