Jeanette's breast cancer fundraiser on June 2
Fundraiser Jeanette Baldock was diagnosed with breast cancer in spring 2012. Having lost both her mother and sister to the disease, Jeanette then made the life-altering decision to have a mastectomy and reconstruction. Following surgery in March, she's now on her way to recovery and to mark the occasion is organising two fundraising events for our Touch of Pink Appeal this summer.
The Touch of Pink Summer Fair is to be held at Bradwell Abbey on Sunday June 2, 11am - 4pm and everyone is welcome!
The event will feature more than 50 stalls selling everything from cards and cakes, books and bath bombs to vintage cream teas. There will also be face-painting, a bouncy castle and fairy-corner for children. Fantasy Balloons have supplied all the decorations for the day, too. This fair will be followed by a similar event at Woburn Sands Memorial Hall on Sunday September 28. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're tickled pink as appeal hits target
We so pleased to annouce that the Touch of Pink Appeal for the Breast Unit has reached its target! Thanks to the local community raising the £80,000 needed, we can now purchase the state-of-the-art digital x-ray machine. The hi-tech scanner will allow our surgeons to treat more people and offer safer, faster and more detailed diagnosis to hundreds of patients every year.
Since the hospital publicly launched the appeal in April 2012, kind-hearted businesses, schools and individuals across Milton Keynes have worked tirelessly to help us reach our target. Breast Unit staff were instrumental in the appeal's success having started the fundraising with a ball and raising a staggering £11,000. After a generous donation of £7,363 from the Friends of Milton Keynes Hospital and Community in April, the appeal met its target. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the appeal.
For those still fundraising for the appeal, your efforts are needed just as much as before. Now we are fundraising for a mammotome machine, which carries out biopsies of breast tissue. This machine means patients need not go to theatre for open surgery, meaning no general anaesthetic and no scar. And in some cases it can spot cancer early, making a huge difference. The mammotome will cost £40,000. For more info you can contact email@example.com.