Keynsham resident Sarah steps up her support for new cancer centre

Published on: 07 Jun 2014

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A Keynsham resident who works with those battling cancer is raising thousands of pounds to help support patients in Bath and North East Somerset.

Sarah Leybourne is a senior radiopharmacy technician at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, who will be putting on her walking boots to trek the Great Wall of China this September.

The money she raises through sponsorship and a range of fundraising events before she sets off will go to the Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign to raise £8.5 million towards a state-of-the-art cancer centre in the city.

Sarah said: “As a pharmacy technician specialising in aseptics, a large part of my job is to make IV chemotherapy for patients requiring treatment for cancer. Having worked with patients and their families affected by cancer I can see the amazing benefits that the cancer centre will have and wanted to be a part of this incredible project.

“Trekking the Great Wall of China is on my bucket list so I couldn’t help but jump at this chance, not only to fulfill a dream of mine but to do something positive and raise important funds for this new centre.”

Sarah has already beaten her £3,100 target, with hundreds of pounds in sponsorship and nearly £1,800 coming from cake sales and serving up homemade soup to work colleagues.

An events evening held on May 31 at Prattens Sports and Social Club in Midsomer Norton, with a DJ, live music from The Honky Tonks, and a grand raffle in which an £800 Mulberry bag was the top prize, also brought in an impressive £1,300.

To sponsor Sarah, visit her fundraising page at www.doitfor charity.com/SLeybourne.

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