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Staff at Peterborough City Hospital have been presented with an £11,500 boost for the Breast Care Unit – raised by businesswomen attending a charity lunch.

Now in its third year, the event attracted 330 women at the Holiday Inn West, where guest speaker was best selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper.


Carol Collier, herself a former breast cancer patient, again organised the lunch as a way of saying thank you to the unit for the fantastic care she received.

This latest donation brings the total raised so far to £30,000, with money used for clinical room makeovers and specialised theatre equipment not available within NHS budgets.


Carol, who won a Pride in Peterborough award for her fund-raising achievements, said: “The Ladies Lunch was supposed to be a one-off event, but the guests who attend enjoy it so much that they request another year after year!

“I am delighted to say the recent lunch was a huge success, and my huge thanks to everyone who supported it.”

The cheque was presented to Carol’s surgeon Mr Abdullah and members of the PCH Breast Care team.

Sponsors of the Ladies Lunch were; Buckles Solicitors LLP, Alwalton Hall, Rawlinsons Chartered Accountants, EDF Recruitment, The Larkfleet Group, Premier Kitchens and Holiday Inn Peterborough West

And a date has already set for next year’s event – October 12 – with a waiting list already in place!


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