Sweet taste of success for breast cancer fundraisers

Two women dressed in pink holding cakes

Rena Shanahan (right) and Ruth Boardman at the hospital cake stall

Success tasted good as the Breast Cancer Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital raised £980 selling Valentines cakes and goodies in the main entrance to raise funds for the Hint of Pink appeal.

In conjunction with Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the appeal aims to purchase a Faxitron portable x-ray machine to help in the fight against breast cancer. It will test specimens while a patient is still in theatre helping to cut waiting times.

The team raised the cash by selling a range of tasty treats, baked by both patients and staff, and holding a Valentine-themed tombola. The event was also supported by The Pork Shop, Poulton, which donated pork pies to help raise funds.

To raise cancer awareness during the event, the breast team manned a health promotion stand to give information and advice to patients, visitors and staff.

Backing the event were breast cancer campaigners Ruth Boardman and Rena Shanahan who head up the Hint of Pink appeal.

The friends and former employees of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals operate under the banner ‘Hint of Pink’ and in just a few years they have raised around £50,000.




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