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Fundraisers don wedding dresses for Lincoln hospital

A group of fundraisers got the chance to relive part of their wedding day at a charity ball for Lincoln County Hospital.

The Wear Your Wedding Dress Again charity ball organised by Christine Davis, Emma and Mark Whaler, Annabel Swales, Sharon Foster and Nikki and Simon Croft, raised £3,000 for the hospital’s Ingham suite.

The Ingham suite provides haematology, oncology and chemotherapy treatments to over 1,200 cancer patients each year.

The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, where guests wore their wedding dresses and enjoyed a three course dinner.

There were also raffles and an auction to raise money for the suite.

Wear Your Wedding Dress Again charity ball is a popular annual fundraiser. Photo: Wear Your Wedding Dress Again
Wear Your Wedding Dress Again charity ball is a popular annual fundraiser. Photo: Wear Your Wedding Dress Again

Emma Whaler said: “I am so grateful for the excellent care my dad received and I can never repay the staff for the all support and help they gave him, but I hope this money will go some way to benefit other patients on the ward.”

Christine Davis added: “We hold the event every year and following the excellent care and support our friends and family have received we decided to raise money for the Ingham suite so we could give something back.

“The money donated on the day exceeded all expectations and we would like to say a special thank you to everyone who supported this event and donated money to the unit.”

The money raised will now go towards a new day care couch in the waiting room, which has a pressure relieving mattress for patients who might need to lie down until the time that they are transferred or discharged.

Tracey Wilson, Chemotherapy Sister, said: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone who organised and attended the event for their fantastic fundraising efforts.

“The department will be able to put the money towards equipment to benefit both chemotherapy and radiology patients. Their generosity means we can further improve patient care.”

The next Wear Your Wedding Dress Again charity ball will be on September 6, this time in aid of The Ethan Maull Up Yours To Cancer Foundation.