More than two hundred bra’s were collected by Telford College for the Princess Royal Hospital Pink Ribbons Breast Care Group as part of a regional campaign to break a world record. Throughout the West Midlands volunteers have been busily collecting old bra’s in an attempt to achieve a 100 mile stretch. With each bra attracting a donation of £1 it’s an ambitious project that has certainly caught the imagination as an innovative and colourful fundraising campaign.
Janet Ellis, Principal of Telford College, was only too happy to hand over the cheque for £207.35 to the group. “It’s a lovely campaign and after I was initially approached by a number of staff who told me about the wonderful work the care group were doing, I had no hesitation in giving it the College backing. The Art department produced an eye catching ‘bra box’ and the vivid pink posters brightened up the campus and certainly raised awareness”
On behalf of the care group treasurer Betty Jenkinson and chair Carole Knight explained that the funds would be going towards a conservatory at the PRH for the use of patients who have been recently diagnosed. “Being told you have breast cancer is an incredibly traumatic experience and the new development will provide a private area in a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the hospital”.
In recent years there have been fantastic breakthroughs in the treatment of breast cancer and the survival rate is incomparable to even twenty years ago. But one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer at some point in their life and it is the fantastic work that volunteers such as Betty and Carole do for patients that make the difference in helping them come through it. Please continue to support them.
If you would like contribute to the Pink Ribbons Breast Care Group or would like more information please call Betty Jenkinson on 01952 586898