Lynne Deller, a previous patient at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has raised £10,000 for the women’s health unit.
Local woman Lynne Deller has successfully raised £10,000 over five years for the women’s health unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, where she had been a patient. Lynne was treated for breast cancer and after receiving incredible care, chose to set herself a huge fundraising target to give back to the unit that helped her.
In 2013, a routine mammogram and subsequent biopsies revealed that Lynne had cancer in two places. Two months later she underwent a mastectomy at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, went on to make a full recovery and has now been in remission for a year.
“I was fortunate enough not to have chemo, so my journey was not as long and arduous as others have suffered. The care and support I received from the breast care nurses and Mr Perry has been exemplary, all of which has been a major factor in my recovery.”
Lynne fundraised independently in many different ways including a cheese and wine evening, Mad Hatter’s tea party, 70’s/80’s disco, Halloween themed craft fayre, handbag sale, line dancing evening, and many cake sales and raffles.
Lynne has also taken part in Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s Twilight Walk for Women four times for her cause and will be putting on her pink t-shirt once again for the event on Friday 17 May.
“The Twilight Walk for Women has not only helped me raise money for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, it has also helped to lift my spirits knowing that other women had been through similar experiences to me.”
“The atmosphere is warm, friendly and energetic. It’s a fun way to raise money and awareness of women’s health concerns. My whole family have joined me, including my granddaughters. It’s great for people of all ages and abilities.”
Karen Smith, Senior Events and Challenges Fundraiser at Bournemouth Hospital Charity, explains how important people like Lynne are,
“We are so lucky to have incredible people like Lynne taking part in Twilight Walk for Women and sharing her story to raise awareness of breast cancer. Her fundraising journey has been amazing and the funds she has raised will help to support our hospital’s women’s health projects.”