Celebrities Back Appeal For New Radiography Equipment At Liverpool Hospital

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Published: 11 Feb 2015      

An appeal to raise money for a breast cancer screening machine that would help radiographers at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool has received the backing of a number of national celebrities, including Liverpool Ladies FC star player Natasha Dowie and Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson.

The pair paid a visit to the hospital as part of a promotional tour for a Las Vegas themed charity ball that is to be held in support of the appeal. They called on patrons of the hospital and local residents to dig deep and have a great time in the process.

Natasha Dowie, how is the niece of former Northern Ireland player Iain Dowie for those who know a little about their football, commended the team at the hospital and said: "The work that the team at Broadgreen do is amazing and makes such a huge difference to the lives of so many women.

"It’s a real privilege to be supporting them with such a fantastic cause."

Natasha has a personal reason for supporting the cause as well as it was her Aunt Debbie who created the Boot Out Breast Cancer campaign that is organising the ball. Unfortunately she was diagnoses with the disease four years ago and after making a recovery was determined to help others in any way she could.

The aim is to raise at least £150,000 from the ball, at which a number of celebrities will be appearing, and the proceeds will go towards the purchase of a brand new mammography machine that can be used by radiographers at the hospital to catch the condition earlier and more efficiently.

Cathryn Beattie, who is the director of screening at the hospital’s breast unit, hopes that the support of Natasha and Nikki can help push them to their goal, adding: "We are delighted to have the support of Debbie and Natasha and all at Boot Out Breast Cancer.

"Having another mammogram machine will enable us to provide screening to more women across Merseyside and Cheshire, helping to detect breast cancers sooner and save lives of many more women."

For those who may wish to attend the event, it is being held in Manchester on March 7th and tickets can be purchased by emailing Boot Out Breast Cancer at debbie@bootoutbreastcancer.org.uk. 

The organisations website has a little bit more information about the event which can be seen by clicking here.


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