Former patient raises over £500 for Breast Unit

Former patient raises over £500 for Peterborough City Hospital’s Breast Unit

Belinda Ellis with staff from the Breast Unit

Former patient, Belinda Ellis recently presented the Breast Unit at Peterborough City Hospital with a donation of over £500.

Belinda marked the fifth anniversary of her breast cancer diagnosis with a ‘Wear It Pink’ tea party at her home in Peterborough, where friends and family were treated to tea/coffee, a selection of baked treats and good company for a small donation.

She said: “I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2013 and was given the all clear following treatment at the hospital. Every year since then, I have raised money for breast cancer charities and this year was no exception. I wanted to do something that would benefit the women and men visiting the Breast unit, but also raise awareness amongst my friends.

“The tea party was a big hit with guests and we raised £385 over cake and a cuppa. We also had leaflets available for guests to read, highlighting the importance of regularly checking your breasts and seeing your GP as soon as you spot something unusual.”

Belinda’s husband works for HP Packard and the company very kindly donated £175, bringing her fundraising total to £560. 

Claire Hall, Breast Care Nurse Specialist, said: “We are very grateful to Belinda for her impressive fundraising efforts. The money raised will go towards purchasing a specialist piece of x-ray equipment that will benefit patients receiving treatment in the future.”

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