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John Cullum, chairman of The Forever Friends Appeal, James Phipps, chief executive of Excalibur Communications, Sir James and Lady Deirdre Dyson, patrons of the RUH Cancer Care Campaign, Dr Emma De Winton, lead consultant clinical oncologist, James Scott, RUH chief executive. Image courtesy of

Cancer centre zone will be named Excalibur after Swindon firm raises £50,000

An area of a a pioneering new cancer treatment centre at Bath’s Royal United Hospital will be named after Swindon firm Excalibur, after staff honoured a pledge to raise £50,000.

On Thursday (January 29), James Phipps, CEO of the Swindon-based business mobile, IT and landline providers, presented a £50,000 cheque to the patrons of the RUH Cancer Care Campaign, Sir James and Lady Deirdre Dyson.

Excalibur ran a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year for the Forever Friends Appeal, including a charity sporting dinner last July, with guest speaker Gareth Thomas, a day at Bath Races in September, and an attempt to break a world record for the largest ever Swiss Ball exercise class.

Excalibur’s CEO James Phipps said: “We’ve had an extremely busy year raising our target amount for RUH and the enthusiasm and effort Excalibur staff and the local community have shown has been overwhelming.

“Committing to raising such a large amount was a big challenge, but we pulled out all the stops and made sure we got there!”

The Excalibur zone will be dedicated to the treatment of teenagers and young adults.