ROVOP pledges support for Friends of ANCHOR

ROVOP, the Aberdeen headquartered remotely operated vehicle specialist (ROV), has pledged to champion Friends of ANCHOR in a year-long fundraising drive.

The team has committed to participate in events throughout the year to help the charity to ensure North-east Scotland’s cancer and haematology patients receive the best possible care, treatment and support. 

All funds raised will go towards the ANCHORED Together appeal – an initiative to raise £2m for The ANCHOR Centre, a new purpose-built facility at ARI for oncology and haematology day and outpatients. The ANCHOR Centre will be the first of its kind in Scotland, serving a population of more than half a million people. Due to open in 2023, it will be used by an estimated 250 patients every day – around 65,000 people a year.

Spanning three floors, the Centre will house an aseptic pharmacy, a consulting suite, a treatment suite, a lounge for teenagers and young adults, and a teaching and training suite. It will also feature a complementary therapy room – a private and relaxing spa-inspired room where patients can use the charity’s free wellbeing services.

Shellie Stewart from ROVOP said: “This year is a milestone anniversary for the charity, as they celebrate 25 years of serving the needs of cancer and haematology patients throughout the Northeast.

“Friends of ANCHOR has reached the halfway mark in their fundraising for The ANCHOR Centre. We’re committed to joining the effort to achieve the target and help the charity to provide much-needed care in the region.”

For more information on the ANCHORED Together appeal, visit

To view ROVOP’s fundraising page, visit