Breast cancer patients benefit from big donation

Boston Breast Unit presentation
Boston Breast Unit presentation

Breast cancer care at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has been given a boost after a patient handed over a donation of almost £8,000.

The cheque was handed over by Christine Hiew, who had been treated at Boston Breast Unit at the hospital.

The money – £7,923.90 – will be used to buy a lipo modelling machine which will enable breast surgeons to take natural fat from a patient’s stomach or thigh and use it to reconstruct their breast.

For many women the surgery is a major part of their overall recovery.

Cheryl Drayton, from the breast unit, said: “The fund-raising event was a huge success and staff from the Breast Unit, as well as Christine and (her brother) Steven, are extremely grateful to everyone who supported the event. The money raised will allow us to purchase this new equipment, which will make a tremendous difference to patients who require breast reconstruction following surgery.”

The cheque was presented to Alaa Abdel-Rahman, consultant breast surgeon, and members of staff at the unit after a number of fundraising events.

Christine and her brother Steven Li are co-onwers of the Harbour City restaurant on the outskirts of Lincoln and held a five-course meal and entertainment evening where guests were given the chance to take part in a raffle and auction.

Before that, Christine and her sister-in-law took part in a number of sponsored walks and held a stall at Spilsby Show.