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Royal Preston Hospital staff bare all to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Centre

Posted on - 30th September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Hand Therapy colleagues posing for the calendar

A charity calendar created by the Plastic Surgery & Burns Department at Royal Preston Hospital has raised £3,972 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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The ‘Burns & Plastics Beauties 2020’ calendar launched in December of last year, showcasing some of the unique treatments and techniques used to treat patients and the hard work and dedication of the entire Plastic Surgery & Burns team.

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Lisa Moon, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We were so proud to launch Burns & Plastics Beauties, as it celebrates not only the specialist service our team provides, but it also celebrates how our care really can change lives.

“We have been so overwhelmed by the reaction to the calendar and the amount of copies that were sold, but most of all we are delighted at the difference this will make for one of our most treasured charities.

Ward Staff bare all for the calendar
Ward Staff bare all for the calendar

“We want to thank everyone who supported us by being involved or buying a copy – we are so grateful!”

The team, who celebrated their 50th anniversary on 11 September 2020, provides a range of services, ranging from micro pigmentation, which is a form of tattooing, to creating tailor-made pressure garments which help manage swelling and treat scarring and cosmetic camouflage.

One of the team’s key focuses is to help to rebuild patients’ confidence and self-esteem.

Skin specialists for the charity calendar
Skin specialists for the charity calendar

Dan Hill, Chief Officer at Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “This fabulous calendar has raised such an incredible amount for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, and for that we are extremely grateful!

“For so many members of the Plastic Surgery and Burns team to get involved and show their support is just amazing and I want to thank each and every person who posed for a photo or bought a calendar for our cause.

“We would be lost without our fundraisers, and this cheeky calendar has brought lots of smiles and joy in what continue to be challenging times.”

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The entire team of consultants, doctors, nurses, therapists and administrators got involved to celebrate the service they provide and to raise funds for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, in tribute to their well-loved colleague and occupational therapist Heather Mann, who passed away from cancer in October of last year.

The calendar’s photos were shot by Catherine Lamoon, the Trust’s Senior Multimedia Developer and Medical Photographer.

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The calendar’s print and production costs were generously covered by sponsorship from both local businesses and departmental suppliers, so that its ten pounds sale price could be donated in full to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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