Westlife star visits Droitwich to help raise £40,000 for breast unit campaign (From Droitwich Advertiser)
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Westlife star visits Droitwich to help raise £40,000 for breast unit campaign
9:50am Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
DROITWICH Spa’s Chateau Impney Hotel hosted a charity ball which saw Westlife star Brian McFadden help raise £40,000 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign.
The Irish singer was persuaded to support the recent event by its organisers, county jeweller Anja Potze and Luke Wellings from Kidderminster firm Trueline Expanded Products.
The event, which was backed by sponsors including Taittinger, Ron Harris Racing and Listers Group, saw more than 200 people and local businesses contribute towards the £1.8 million campaign for a new, dedicated breast unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Brian, who had chart-topping hits with Westlife such as Flying Without Wings and a solo career including the number one single Real to Me, performed an acoustic set for the delighted fundraisers.
Anja, who is a patron of the charity, said: “I have been a supporter of the Breast Unit Campaign for several years and I’m delighted that we have been able to give it such an enormous boost. We are also so grateful to Brian for coming to Droitwich and sprinkling some extra stardust on the event.
“I must say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and raised an amazing amount for such an important cause. The campaign has touched many hearts after being set up in 2007 to push for a specialist breast service based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
“There are 500 people across Worcestershire diagnosed with breast cancer every year but they have to share crowded clinics with other services and cannot get all the investigations they need on their first assessment. They can also get referred to hospitals outside of the county.
“All of this makes the already stressful experience of living with breast cancer even more difficult. The campaign aims to change that.”
The event was also supported by Fisher German, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, PAL and EFG Harris Allday and Umberto Giannini.
For more details on the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign call 01902 733786 or visit everybodyknowssomebody.co.uk
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