Keeley Russell from Stotfold held a music night fundraiser on Friday for our Hospital Charity and raised a phenomenal £5050 to go towards our scalp cooling appeal. Just under 200 guests supported the evening and they even had a surprise visit from professional boxer Ricky Hatton.

Keeley with support from her friends, also known as the 'bosom buddies', set up the event to raise funds for charities that care for patients with breast cancer after she was diagnosed herself last year.

Throughout her treatment at Lister and Mount Vernon, Keeley used our cold caps which has prevented her hair from falling out. Having experienced using them she decided to fundraise for our appeal to purchase new ones to help other patients being treated with chemotherapy.

Keeley said 'My friends and I carried out 'walk the walk' in May and raised £11,000 for that charity. We then decided that after having been through gruelling treatment for nearly 9 months in total that we needed a good night out! That’s where the event was born, my girlfiends and I just wanted a night where we could dance and have fun, so we thought ‘lets do our own’ and the event was created. We raised just over £5,000 for the Lister Hospital and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre for new cold cap machines. The event was so successful we are going to be holding another event in February 2020 so keep your eyes peeled'

We would like to say a huge thank you to Keeley and the bosom buddies on behalf of the staff and patients at Lister and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Thank you for helping us make the difference