Third annual breast cancer ball

Mel and Lorraine organised the charity ball

On Saturday 27 October the Breast Cancer team at Hinchingbrooke Hospital dressed in their finery to celebrate the culmination of many months hard work.

Mel Scholes, Breast Cancer Nurse Specialist, organised the charity ball at the Huntingdon Marriott in aid of the Hinchingbrooke Breast Cancer Support Group and The Woodlands Centre.

This was the third annual charity Ball organised by Mel and her colleague Lorraine, and it was a sell-out event, with 180 party-goers in attendance. Guests enjoyed a 3 course meal and live music from band Ignition. There was a silent auction, a raffle and a photo booth, which combined with donations and ticket sales helped to raise a fantastic £6,170.

Donations from the event are still being received and the total will be split equally between the Woodlands Centre and the Hinchingbrooke Breast Cancer Support Group, Hollywood or Bust, to help make the process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery easier for cancer survivors.

Mel said: “The support group brings together those who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer in an environment where they feel safe and supported. It is an opportunity to meet other people who are going through, or have gone through, similar treatment regimes.

“Lorraine and I would like to thank to everyone who attended, donated items for the raffle or silent auction, and also the staff at Marriott Hotel for their support and hard work”.

Lynda Hall, Lead Cancer Nurse for the Trust, said: “On behalf of the Woodlands team I would like to thank Mel and Lorraine for the work that went into organising this event. We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of the donations, as this money will enable us to improve the experience of patients receiving treatment”.

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