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Over 300 businesswomen from the Peterborough area tucked into a fundraising lunch in aid of breast cancer care – making the event its most successful to date.

Now in its fourth year, the sell-out lunch raised a record £17,100 to help provide specialist equipment for the Breast Care Unit at Peterborough City Hospital, currently not available within NHS budgets.

This makes the total raised to date almost £50,000. The event was again organised by former breast cancer patient Carol Collier, as a way of thanking all those involved with during her care journey.

Held at the Holiday Inn West; with champagne reception and two-course lunch; there was entertainment from guest speaker Brendan Cole, formerly from Strictly Come Dancing – sharing his tales from the dance floor – and local singer Nicole Lawrence, who had the audience dancing in the aisles.

Radio breakfast show presenter Kev Lawrence hosted the event, and Clare Hall from the PCH Breast Care Unit gave a talk about the work of the team, and advice on how women can look after themselves.

Carol said:  “It was another fantastic turn out, and my huge thanks to everyone who supported and attended the lunch – and particularly as it resulted in a record-breaking amount raised.  

“My passion for fundraising for the Breast Care Unit increases as I hear of more and more women who, like me, have benefitted from the care and support they received from the fantastic team at The Breast Care Unit whilst going through their breast cancer journey.”

Coffers were boosted by a raffle and auction, with prizes including tickets for Brendan’s forthcoming tour; which raised £1,500.

Sponsors of the Ladies Lunch are; Buckles Solicitors LLP, Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, The Larkfleet Group, Anne Corder Recruitment, The BGL Group and Ultimate Performance Lifestyle.

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