Collection RU 869 - Ninewells cancer campaign

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RU 869


Ninewells cancer campaign


  • 1991-2015 (Creation)

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1 linear metre

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Biographical history

This material relates to the Ninewells Cancer Campaign (NCC) which was established in 1990 following the success of the CAT Scan Appeal which raised funds for much needed equipment at Ninewells Hospital. The NCC was set up by Dr Pat McPherson who collaborated with Jacqui Wood. Jacqui chaired the Campaign with great success until 2011 when she sadly passed away after her own battle with cancer. The Campaign is now chaired by Lady Fiona Fraser and continues to further the 20 year legacy of legendary fundraising. The NCC fundraising saw a total of £17 million raised by appeals and charity events. NCC collaborated with DC Thomson, making the Beano character Dennis the Menace their campaign mascot. Between 2001 and 2010, the Ninewells Cancer Campaign helped to fund the Scottish Photodynamic Centre, Photon Radio Surgery Equipment, Pathfinder Equipment, Skin Cancer Centre, and vital equipment and grants in various areas of cancer research and treatment. Over the years the NCC has built up an enviable reputation and has received support and substantial unsolicited funding. For more information please see where this information was taken.

Archival history

This collection was initially deposited in part by the UoD Development Office (RU 276) and there have been later deposits collected from the NCC Office (2013/552) and moved to the Archive to be catalogued as a whole. Papers which were stored in filing cabinets have been extracted from the original hanging files and have been arranged in numbered bundles in archive boxes. Original file titles are preserved in the record titles in the collection catalogue.

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Scope and content

Includes written materials regarding correspondence, fundraising events, information about donations, publicity, finance, corporate trusts; minutes of meetings; publicity material - leaflets, brochures, badges, stickers, cardboard cut outs of Dennis the Menace, exhibition boards, big cheques; floppy disks containing various files including early minutes.



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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper, badges, stickers, photographs, slides and floppy disks.

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RU 276

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RU 869

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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