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Surrey Heath Mayor visit

On 30th July 2018, we were visited by the Surrey Heath Mayor as the Frimley Health Charity Breast Care Appeal  is one of his chosen charities this year. He was impressed to hear of our plans to develop a stand alone breast cancer unit to include a 3D mammography machine at Frimley Park Hospital right here in Surrey Heath. The clarity of images from this new machine will help the breast care team to diagnose cancer & other abnormalities at an earlier stage. The ground works for the new build are due to start imminently and I will update build progress as it happens.

You can support all three of the Surrey Heath Mayor’s chosen charities at https://www.justgiving.com/surreyheathmayorscharity


Farnham Herald Wise & Co event

Farnham Photo Assignment Location: Brasserie Blanc Details: Beast Awareness Event Names: Managing Partner Sharmini Woodings with Isabella Karat Consultant Breast Surgeon Reporter: Photographer: Ruth Date: 5/10/2017I was the guest of honour at Wise & Co’s breast awareness event, held on 12th October to coincide with Wear it Pink month. The well-attended event at Brasserie Blanc in Castle Street was organised by the Farnham-based chartered accountants to help raise awareness of breast cancer across the local business community. Wise & Co has subsequently donated £500 to support the breast unit at Frimley Park Hospital where I work. Click here for the full Farnham Herald article, or here for the Wise & Co press release.


Tour de Frimley 2016

tdf17-groupFor the third year running I was lucky enough to be part of the Tour de Frimley support crew, looking after 16 brave cyclists who covered nearly 700 miles in Northern France for the Frimley Park Hospital Breast Care Appeal. We left Frimley on 27th August 2016 and returned on 4th September. To date the team have raised about £30,000 which is their most successful year to date. You can follow their full journey on their Facebook page. With Tour de Frimley and Ride 4 Frimley, cycling has achieved a staggering £100,000 in fundraising over the three years of the appeal. Thank you all very much for your efforts and commitment. Thank you also to the teams sponsors 3PWRR (The Tigers), Brooks and Partners, Brandtastic and GearedUp Cycles.



Farnham Herald Rotary Club Cyclathon fundraiser

2016-08 Rotary-Cyclathon-donations2The Rotary Club of Farnham has presented cheques for £6,000 each to the Frimley Park Hospital Breast Unit and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice following its successful Cyclathon earlier this year at Farnham Maltings. The two charities were chosen by Rotary president Ian Sargeant as his twin charities of the year. A total exceeding £12,000 had been raised and, with some funds still awaited, each charity has been given £6,000 with the possibility of some more at a later date. The Frimley cheque was awarded to myself, during a special dinner at the Blacknest Golf and Country Club near Bentley. Thank you for all your fundraising efforts! The full article in the Farnham Herald can be read here.


Farnham Herald ‘Be Beautiful Party Night’

2016-06 Be-Beautufil-Party-ChequeThree hairdressers proved they are a cut above the rest by raising thousands of pounds for Frimley Health Charity’s Breast Care Appeal. Nina Warden, Tracy Taplin and Sharon Lloyd held a ‘Be Beautiful Party Night’, which was attended by 130 people. The evening was opened by myself and raised £3,664 for the appeal. The three organisers later visited the hospital to present a giant cheque. Nina, owner of Be Beautiful Hair and Beauty, said: “We all know someone who has been affected by this terrible illness and wanted to do our best to help”. The full Farnham Herald article can be read here.


2.5km Fun Run & 10km Road Race, May 2016

10km 2016This Bank Holiday saw the annual Run Frimley event, where over 2000 runners of all ages and abilities joined together to raise in excess of £60,000 for the Breast Care Appeal.

Graham Cole from TV’s ‘The Bill’ was on hand to award prizes to the best runners and fancy dress costumes.

A huge thank you to all that participated, organised and volunteered to support the event. We look forward to see you all and many more in 2017!


Breast Care Appeal reaches £610,000

TourDeFrimley2015Cheque_1Now that all the fundraising from the Tour de Frimley 2015 cycle challenge has been counted, the Breast Care Appeal received a cheque for £12,000 which has pushed the appeal total to £610,000. This fantastic new total was achieved through the hard work and determination of our 12 Tour de Frimley riders, who cycled over 1000km across Northern France and Belgium in August 2015. The challenge was heavily supported by the 3PWRR Army Reservists in Farnham and sponsored by Brandtastic in Fleet and GearedUp Cycles in Ash Vale.

There will be one more Tour de Frimley cycle challenge for the Breast Care Appeal in August 2016, with 16 riders trying to achieve a fundraising target of £30,000. You can keep up to date with their progress on their Tour de Frimley Facebook page.

Pictured left to right is Janet King (Director of HR & Corporate Services), Isabella Karat (Consultant Breast Surgeon), Chris Barrett (Tour de Frimley organiser) and Ian Laidlaw (Consultant Breast Surgeon).


Paint Fleet Pink, October 2015

paint fleet pinkPaint Fleet Pink is a fundraising week taking place in Fleet, Hampshire from 10th to 17th October 2015. With the dedicated support of many Fleet businesses and a few celebrities, the organisers Kim Knight and Sally Herman have an incredible line-up of unique events and people, who have come forward to help paint the town pink and support their local hospital. This was a great event to be involved in. The final amount raised is yet to be publicised but it’s expected to be £20k+ which is absolutely amazing. Thank you Fleet!


Run Frimley, May 2015

run frimley 2015In May 2015 I ‘ran’ 10km in support of all those lovely people raising money for our Breast Care Appeal. Although I did train, I will certainly be training harder for next year! A great day was had by all and we saw record numbers of runners and money raised! To the left is a pic of my trainers (Jade and Chris) and me. Thank you for getting me over the finish line in one piece.

Please keep an eye on Frimley Park Hospital Charity to get involved next year. See you at the start line!