Over £1,000 was raised for Hertfordshire’s Breast Unit Appeal by a funeral arranger who is also a patient.
Maria Henry, a principal arranger at the Co-operative Funeralcare on Hertford Road, Enfield, held a tea and cake day to raise £1,100 for the appeal.
The event, held at Maria’s home, was attended by more than 80 of Maria’s friends and colleagues and their families.
“To raise so much for the appeal is wonderful and I’m so very grateful for the support of my colleagues, my ‘special ladies’ from the Breast Unit and my family and friends,” Maria said.
“The staff do an amazing job every day and I felt I had to do something to express my gratitude to them. I hope this helps to raise awareness of their work and supports patients in the future.”
Local business donated prizes to be raffled off at the event, such as a Kindle, beauty products, glass bowl, chocolates, champagne and bracelets.
The appeal is to buy and maintain state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose breast cancer including a mammography suite, counselling rooms, a specialist breast cancer team and an information and support area for patients and their families.
Images: Maria (in the centre wearing a floral top and white trousers) with some of her friends.