A grateful family have come together with their local community to fundraise for the Pink Rose Suite as a ‘thank you’ to staff for their support.
Hundreds of patients are treated at the suite each year when going through breast cancer treatment at the hospital.
In 2018 Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer and spent many tough times throughout her treatment with the team at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.
Michelle said: “I can’t thank the team on the Pink Rose Suite enough for all the support they’ve given me.
“My sister in law Faye and I wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the team, so we’ve been fundraising and have managed to raise £11,834.19.”
Thanks to people like Michelle and Faye, The Health Tree Foundation can help to continue to fund specialist equipment and interior improvements.
Over the last year, determined to focus on something positive, Michelle and her supportive sister-in-law Faye held many fundraising events. From coffee mornings to a ‘Super Shell’ village event, their family, friends and local community came together to raise the huge donation.
Faye said: “Michelle doesn’t see it herself, but she’s a true inspiration and a role model to all of those around her while she keeps battling on.”
The Pink Rose Suite recently put in a wish to The Health Tree Foundation, the official charity for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, for help with renovating the waiting areas to improve the environment and experience for patients.
All of the money Michelle and Faye have donated will go towards transforming this area in the suite.
Helen Lindley, advanced nurse practitioner at the Pink Rose Suite, said: “I would like to say a very big thank you on behalf of everyone at the Pink Rose Suite. We are extremely grateful for such a fabulous donation and it will make such a difference. ”