Mums’ disco raises over £2,700 for Surrey breast clinic

PUBLISHED: 16:09 14 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:34 15 September 2015

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A group of friends raised £2,751.83 for a one-stop breast clinic at East Surrey Hospital by organising a Mums’ end of term disco at Wray Common Primary School.

The idea for the Ladies Disco Night came about after one of them suffered an agonising wait for her results from a breast cancer scare last year.

Jane Tibble, a nurse who lives in Redhill, endured weeks of anxiety following the discovery of a lump in her breast.

“We thought it would be fun for the mums and not just the kids to have a disco at the end of the year and set ourselves a target of £2,000, but never expected to achieve it, let alone exceed it!

“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses who donated some fabulous prizes for the raffle and members of the local community who wanted to show their support. One of our friends works at Legal & General and they gave us £500 through their match funding scheme. It was a fun evening and great to see so many ladies dancing the night away. We’ve already been asked if we could organise it again next year!”

The new one-stop breast clinic, which is expected to cost approximately £80,000, will enable women living in the East Surrey Hospital area to have all the investigations and results in one day, leading to immediate reassurance, or a diagnosis that can be dealt with quickly.

Miss Waheed, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, who runs the breast clinic at East Surrey Hospital said: “This is a fantastic amount towards the service we would like to offer women locally and we are now well on our way to raising the sum we need for the essential equipment. I would like to thank Jane and her friends for organising this event and for their support.”

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