A group of local ladies paid a visit to Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to hand over a cheque of £1,600 to the Chemotherapy Unit within the NGS Macmillan Cancer Centre raised through hosting a local garden party.
Angie Burns from Woodthorpe hosted the annual event earlier in September, which this year raised funds for specialist equipment. Angie, said: “I started organising and hosting the ‘Ladies Day’, five years ago at my home and over the years the numbers have grown. I have my friends and family members come along– we usually have around seventy ladies. I wanted to create a glamorous and fun filled day raising money and vital funds for deserving charities. These services are close to my heart as I have family members and friends who have used the facilities at Chesterfield’s Macmillan Unit and the Chemotherapy Unit, so I wanted to show my appreciation and give them something back.”
The event boasted a marquee, sweet cart and fully stocked bar. There was entertainment by a live singer, and a photo booth, running on donations per picture as well as a raffle with plenty of prizes. Angie, added: “Last year, ‘Ladies Day’ had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions – so I made sure the party was back on as soon as they were lifted! I would like thank all of the lovely generous ladies who attended, making it a day to remember whilst donating and raising money.”
Keri Comins, Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, said: “The Chemotherapy and Oncology Clinic team in the NGS Macmillan Building work extremely hard and are very passionate in delivering patient care and improving patient experience”.
“It is extremely humbling when patients and charities go above and beyond to show their appreciation for our service by raising such funds – £1,600 in this instance”.
“We are so grateful that we can utilise these funds to improve our scalp cooling service and purchase much needed new up-to-date caps of varying sizes, (scalp cooling is a process used to manage potential hair loss from receiving some cancer treatments) as well as two radios for our chemotherapy treatment area and our main visitors entrance on the lower floor, it just creates a better environment and more welcoming atmosphere for our patients when they arrive.”
Chesterfield Royal Hospital supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.