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Fulwood nurse shaves head in show of support for cancer patients

Posted on - 26th September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, People, Preston News
Lesley Young-Ewen's Covid Cut-off
Lesley Young-Ewen had her head shaved for Rosemere

Theatre nurse Lesley Young-Ewen’s lockdown proved a hair-raising experience.

Lesley, 57, who works at Fulwood Hall Hospital, had her head shaved to raise £1,125 plus £150 in Gift Aid for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which she presented to the charity’s fundraising co-ordinator Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Lesley was inspired to cut her locks after she began working with more cancer patients.

Read more: Preston cancer survivor walks miles to raise money for Rosemere

Lesley said: “My workplace is a small, private hospital. I normally look after patients undergoing hip, knee and cateract surgery but in lockdown, we began working in partnership with the NHS to provide cancer surgery.

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“I have since met lots of patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer at Rosemere Cancer Centre, who have come to us for their surgery, so my new look is really a show of support for them and the work being done at the cancer centre.”

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