Boot Out Breast Cancer

Oct 9, 2017
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Category: Boroughs

Boot out Breast Cancer is a charity based in the Bolton area of Greater Manchester. The charity's mission is to provide equipment for as many breast cancer units in NHS Hospitals as possible. The charity was set up in 2010 by Debbie Dowie who was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2009. She decided to turn her experience with breast cancer into a positive one and created the charity and now with a group of friends fundraise to provide much needed equipment in NHS Hospitals.

A fundraising kickstart event was recently hosted by the Principal Manchester and was attended by Mr Kui Man (Gerry) Yeung OBE DL, this year’s High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, his wife, Mrs Joanne Yeung and Edith Conn OBE DL and Lorraine Worsley Carter MBE DL.

At the event a cheque was presented to Debbie by the newest member of her team, Sally-ann McGladdery who had recently suffered from breast cancer, this kick starts a year’s fundraising with a target of around £100,000 culminating in a Ball at Principal Manchester in September 2018. In the last 8years £800,000 has been raised by the charity which is based in Bolton. 

The cheque was for £5,220 and was raised by Stand Cricket Club from a fundraising event during a first team match held earlier in the year.

 

L-R   Donna Rothwell, Joanne Crompton, Debbie Dowie, Sally-ann McGladdery, Sharon Chantry , High Sheriff, Sharon Cameron Regional Sales Director of Principal Manchester