Comfort packs for cancer patients

Peter Bayne

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Peter Bayne

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peter.bayne@newrydemocrat.com

OVER 600 comfort packs have been donated for breast cancer patients attending the Glenanne Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Following her diagnosis last July, Estelle Allen was given a gift pack donated by another past patient by her designated nurse Eimer McGeown.

Despite dealing with her diagnosis, Estelle thought that this was a lovely gesture and approached her run club ‘Craigavon Lakers’ to see if they could arrange a fundraising event to do something similar and the ‘Jog on Cancer’ run was born.

Estelle from Waringstown, said: “We raised over £3200 which was divided between Knitted Knockers and the purchase of products to gift to the breast cancer unit. I approached Gordon’s Chemist and when I told Mr Robert Gordon about my plans, they kindly donated perfumes for all the packs that I bought.

“My original target was 200 packs, so far I have delivered 407 and I am delighted that thanks to the generosity of friends, family and local schools, Waringstown PS, Lurgan JHS, Craigavon SHS and St Ronan’s PS, I estimate that we will be able to donate another 200-300.

Estelle and all those that have fundraised hope that the gifts will be a nice treat for those who attend the cancer unit.

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