Arnside theatre nurse Lesley Young-Ewen’s lockdown proved a hair-raising experience!
Lesley (57), who works at Fulwood Hall Hospital in Preston had her head shaved to raise £1,125 plus £150 in Gift Aid for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which she presented to the charity’s South Cumbria fundraising co-ordinator Julie Hesmondhalgh (left).
Lesley was inspired to lose her locks after she began working with more cancer patients. She explained: “My workplace is a small, private hospital. I normally look after patients undergoing hip, knee and cateract surgery but in lockdown, we began working in partnership with the NHS to provide cancer surgery.
“I have since met lots of patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer at Rosemere Cancer Centre, who have come to us for their surgery, so my new look is really a show of support for them and the work being done at the cancer centre.”
Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer and radiotherapy treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and also at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties including those at Westmorland and Furness General Hospitals.
The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford. For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk