The Glades Raises Over £30,000 for Breast Cancer Initiatives

Here’s a happy bit of news: The Glades Shopping Centre has just announced it’s managed to raise over £30,000 for breast cancer research and treatment.

The center has spent the last few weeks with breast cancer awareness activities, but for the last 18 months it’s also been raising money for the Lymph Node Analyser Appeal. Shoppers helped pick the appeal as its charity for the year, as the analyser allows patients’ results to be read on the day of the biopsy, saving them the painful, frightening wait for results and allowing life-saving treatments to begin even sooner.

Mr Anil Desai, Consultant Breast Surgeon at the Princess Royal University Hospital, announced the center’s fashion show, commented “We’re absolutely delighted that the generosity of shoppers and the Glades has resulted in the original £30,000 target being exceeded. This and other fundraising allowed a lymph node analyser to be purchased for the PRUH in February this year, although our fight against breast cancer will go on.”

The fashion show included looks modeled by women who were currently or previously undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Shoppers paid £10 a seat to attend, and helped create an emotional and supportive environment for the amateur models.

Alongside the fashion show, the center raised money with the return of its ‘Bra of Inspiration’. Shoppers added paper roses to the oversized bra, purchasing them for a suggested donation of £1. The roses held notes and tributes to loved ones touched by breast cancer.

Center management also got involved with a sponsored treadmill event, a sponsored tandem sky dive, and a sponsored bike ride, bringing in several thousand additional pounds.

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