Sir James Dyson has donated £4million towards the building of a new cancer centre at a hospital in Bath.
Sir James’s donation is the largest ever to have been received by the Royal United Hospital, the hospital intends to spend £20.5million on the unit and £8.5million of this has been raised by charity. The state of the art cancer centre will open in 2017.
In 2002, Sir James set up The James Dyson Foundation, which was initially to support design and engineering education, it has since expanded to support medical and scientific research as well. Speaking about the new cancer centre, Sir James said “This new cancer centre will use cutting edge technology and well considered design to improve the health of its patients.”
Business speaker and former CEO of Dyson, Martin McCourt worked alongside James, during his time at Dyson, he focused on the business aspects of the company allowing Sir James to focus on his great inventions.
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