Benedict Cumberbatch was joined by family friend, actor @siobhanhewlett , whose mother, 70s TV and soap star Thérèse McMurray, was diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2010 and is receiving treatment at The Royal Marsden.
Siobhán said: “Without The Royal Marsden my mum wouldn’t be here. I’m permanently amazed and overwhelmed by the impeccable level of care and love from everyone at the hospital. “Sadly cancer is becoming more and more common so it’s vital that more research is carried out into this disease. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity funds research that is revolutionising cancer treatment. The hospital’s researchers are recognised worldwide for their work which is improving the lives of patients with cancer, both at The Royal Marsden and across the world.” Her mum, Thérèse, said: “I have had the most fantastic care at The Royal Marsden; you’re treated as a person and not a number. The expertise of the medical team have both saved and extended my life, which allows me to work, live and enjoy quality time with my family and friends. I know that however uncertain my future is, I am in the very best place.” #tbkcharityday #benedictcumberbatch