A woman has raised almost £1,000 for the hospital which cared for her grandmother during her breast cancer treatment.
Emily Petch took part in the charity skydive on July 9 with money raised going to the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Emily, who is originally from Norwich but now living in London, said: “I have managed to raise almost £1,000 for the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal, and I’m hoping to hit the £1k mark before my fundraising page closes.
“My Nanny, Pat Petch, unfortunately passed away in November aged 79 after a 15-year battle with breast cancer, and she was always so thankful for the NHS and the staff at NNUH for their constant care and empathy.”
“I am so grateful for how the staff supported my Nanny and I want to contribute towards the new breast cancer unit, so they can continue to help families just as they have helped mine.”
The latest development in the project to create a new breast cancer unit has been the opening of a reception and waiting area, funded by donations to the Boudicca Appeal.
The breast cancer unit handles all referrals of suspected breast cancer, which have almost doubled in recent years.
The Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal has raised more than £500,000, which has been used to purchase a Stereotactic mammography system which uses low-dose x-rays to help locate a breast abnormality and remove a tissue and is less invasive than surgical biopsy.
You can continue to sponsor Emily via her JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emilypetch
For more information about the N&N Hospitals Charity and how you can help please visit www.nnhospitalscharity.org.uk or follow us on social media @NNHospCharity