Cancer patient raises £1,500 for Lincoln Breast Unit

A Lincoln resident diagnosed with breast cancer raised over £1,000 running the Lincoln 10k for Lincoln County Hospital’s Breast Unit.

Sheila Berry was diagnosed with breast cancer in Lincoln in December last year.

She raised £1,500 running the Lincoln 10K, while still undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

“I live in Lincoln and was initially diagnosed at the unit, and I wanted to help others going through diagnosis,” she said.

The money, £200 of which is support money from Branston Ltd, will go towards the refurbishing of the quiet room at Lincoln Breast unit.

The quiet room provides patients safe and private space where women and families can feel comfortable in discussing pending diagnosis.

Patients can also access support groups and counselling while learning more about their condition in the comfort of the quiet room.

Breast Care Nurse Specialist, Joanne Divver, said: “Waiting to receive news can be a time of worry and uncertainty.

“By providing a safe, private and pleasant environment it can help patients in so many ways.”