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David Bloomfield

Dr Bloomfield is the chairperson of the Sussex Cancer Fund. He trained at The Middlesex Hospital London and trained in Oncology at The Middlesex, Mount Vernon and The Royal Marsden Hospitals. He spent 2 years as an International Research Fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto and studied Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Clinically his site specialties are breast cancer, urology and testicular cancer.  He has a long standing interest in improving treatments by involvement in clinical trials, and is Course Director for the Masters Programme in Oncology at the Institute of Cancer.  The current challenge locally is to expand the infrastructure of the department to enable us to deliver modern treatment on time in pleasant surroundings. We are liaising closely with the Medical School to benefit from the changes taking place in the local hospitals and to ensure that the doctors of tomorrow have a sound understanding of the principles and importance of cancer management.

Angus Robinson was inspired into oncology with an early junior doctor post in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and later underwent his oncology training in Oxford and Edinburgh. Before embarking on an oncology Consultant career, he worked for two years with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) as one of the 3 oncologists in Kampala, Uganda. His specialist areas of interest in oncology are upper gastrointestinal and urological malignancies. Dr Robinson is Research Lead for Cancer in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Richard Simcock trained at St Thomas’ and Guys Hospitals, London. He trained in Oncology at Hammersmith and Charing Cross as well as St. Thomas’, Mount Vernon and Brighton. After an Australian Clinical Fellowship at the Sydney Cancer Centre he was appointed at the Sussex Cancer Centre in 2004. Dr.Simcock treats patients with breast cancer and head and neck cancer. His research interests include technical developments in radiotherapy and the study of acupuncture in cancer treatment.

Dr Webb is a full time medical oncologist working four days at BSUH and one day at Worthing.  Special interests include gastrotestinal cancer, lymphoma, and network wide renal and melanoma.  Medical Oncology involves only the systemic treatment cancers and has a strong background in research.  We also have close links with the Royal Marsden and their research programme.

Richard Dyson, a past President of the Sussex Law Society, was the Senior Partner in Howlett Clarke the oldest firm of Solicitors in Brighton. He is married with two daughters. He has been involved in the Charity since its inception and drafted the original constitution and has helped with legal advice to the Charity during that period of time. He specialises in Private Client and Trust work.

Julia Lenton lives in Brighton and has three little boys who run her off her feet!  She joined the Sussex Cancer Fund in July 2011, and works part-time for the charity.  Prior to working with the Fund, she worked as a Duty Operations Manager for Carelink Plus. Julia has been amazed to learn how much difference the Fund has made to cancer services and patients’ experiences; she is always looking for fundraisers and ideas to help the charity raise money and awareness of our work, to make patients’ lives just that little bit easier.

After a successful career in the re-insurance industry, Bob took early retirement in 2002. Since then he has been Treasurer of Lewes Theatre Club, and until recently of his cricket club. After a successful course of chemotherapy at the Sussex Cancer Centre, he was sufficiently impressed with the standard of care that he wanted to give something back; this led him eventually to being appointed Treasurer of the Fund.
His passions include cricket, theatre, cooking and wine, although he is still looking for a way to combine all four!

Robert grew up in Glasgow and in the late 60s and early 70s trained as a Chartered Accountant. He then joined the Franchised Motor Industry and worked for The Appleyard Group from 1974 to 1993 in a variety of managerial and financial positions until leaving in mid 1993 to build up his own group.
During his tenure with Appleyard he worked and lived in Glasgow, then Edinburgh and eventually in 1989 accepted a career move to Sussex.
He is married with three grown up children and lives in Hurstpierpoint.
Anyone old enough will recognize the name Endeavour Motor Company which held the Ford franchise in a number of towns in Sussex. Robert managed this business until 1993 when he resigned to set up a Mercedes Benz business of his own in Eastbourne. In the ensuing years Robert and his business partner built up a substantial Franchised Motor Dealer Group covering Sussex & Surrey. Having just recently disposed of the last of nine garages, he is pleased to say that he is now retired. Going forward he hopes to be able to devote time and energy to The Sussex Cancer Fund.

Peter has lived in Sussex since he was 12 years old. He went to East Grinstead County Grammar School until he was 16 then went straight into the legal profession and qualified as a solicitor in 1966 when he was aged only 22. He opened a Solicitors office in Forest Row in 1970 and worked there until his recent retirement.
He has for many years raised funds for (mainly) cancer charities by various long distance bike rides including Rome to Canterbury and the entire length of the Western Front. With his biking buddy he has raised more than £110,000. Peter is married to Wendy and they have two sons and four grandchildren.
He became a cancer patient in 2011 and hopes to help SCF by offering his perspective of being a cancer patient.

John was born in London in 1947 and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1963 serving as a Police and Detective Constable in Central London.
He married in 1967 and in 1969 transferred to the Queensland State Police, Australia. In 1973 he transferred back to the Metropolitan Police and continued his career until 1979, serving as a Detective Sergeant on the Robbery Squad, Flying Squad and Anti terrorist Squad, before leaving to take up a position as Aviation Security Manager with Laker Airways at Gatwick. On the demise of Laker Airways in 1981 he took on a short term position as the Cruise Security Manager with Cunard Line, serving on the Queen Elizabeth II throughout its annual world cruise (well someone had to do it!).
In 1982 he started his own business “Coin Co International”, exchanging foreign coins and notes in bulk for airlines, cruise lines, banks and charities. This has grown into a family run international business with offices worldwide.
He has two grown up children and five grandchildren. He and his wife will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary in 2014. When not working they like to travel and spend time at their house in Spain, playing golf, walking, reading, socialising and enjoying life. He is a member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, The South Downs Society, Friends of Wolstonbury, The Rotary Club, Beyond the Moon and the National Trust.
John looks forward to working with the Sussex Cancer Fund to help them continue the support and assistance they are giving to cancer patients across Sussex.