Royal Marsden Oak Cancer Centre Opening

On Thursday, June 8th our Communications Director, Jo Whelan attended the opening of the Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in Sutton.

Since 2013, The Natta Group have raised funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. They were the first nominated charity that Natta chose to support.

Jo Whelan commented: “It was an honour to be invited to the Oak Cancer Centre Opening and see first-hand how our fundraising has helped create this amazing new building. The life-saving work that this Centre in the Royal Marsden will provide will ensure that more patients can be treated; creating more positive outcomes to combat cancer.  I am very proud that Natta has played a small part in this.”

The opening took place in the Oak Cancer Centre’s new Slade Café where newsreader and journalist Nicolas Owen gave a speech, and a further heartfelt speech was given by a cancer patient. Their personal stories highlighted first-hand the experiences that they have had dealing with cancer. They also explained how the Royal Marsden has made such a positive impact on their lives.

To date, Natta has donated over £70,000 to the hospital. Our fundraising has included fundraising from our Annual Charity Golf days. As well as this, in 2022 a team from our training provider CISTC took to the skies and raised over £4,500 in a Sky Diving Challenge.


Oak Centre The Royal Marsden Hospital

The Royal Marsden Oak Centre opening event


About the Oak Cancer Centre

The building is named after The Oak Foundation. The foundation generously donated £25 million to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s Oak Cancer Centre £70 million appeal. The new building is a state-of-the-art treatment and research facility. In addition, the Centre will aim to drive the progress and breakthroughs of new cancer treatments. Its goal is to facilitate the early diagnosis of cancers and improve the treatment process for its patients.

Moreover, the Centre will bring together an incredible team of approximately 400 researchers. They will work alongside patients receiving treatment in the same building for the first time.

HRH The Prince of Wales, president of The Royal Marsden NHS Trust officially opened the Centre that morning. He has been its patron for over 16 years.

About the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The charity’s sole purpose is to raise money to support the work of the world-leading Royal Marsden Hospital. The hospital opened in 1851. It was the first hospital to dedicate its diagnosis, treatment, research and education solely to cancer. To this day, the hospital still operates as a specialist cancer hospital, ranked in the top five cancer centres in the world. Furthermore, their mission is to continue to make an impactful contribution to cancer research globally.