A 39 year old cancer patient from Wakefield has spearheaded a mammoth fundraising campaign to purchase and donate a Paxman Scalp Cooling machine to the chemo unit at Pinderfields Hospital.
Sherine Hampshire, who has secondary breast cancer, was joined by fellow fundraisers, at the chemo unit at the Hospital, to deliver the much needed cold cap machine, to nursing staff at Gate 23.
Sherine and her friends, all of whom had undergone cancer treatment themselves, raised the immense funds in just 6 months to purchase the Paxman Scalp Cooling System. They were helped in their quest by the MY (Mid Yorkshire) Breast Cancer Support Group which covers Wakefield and held raffles, craft stalls, charity auctions and bag packing in the region.
Sherine lives in Wakefield with husband, Jonny and her chocolate labrador, Mamo. She said: ”I would like to thank Stuart Rowling at Paxman Scalp Cooling, who enabled us to purchase the cold cap unit at a reduced price. My friends and I were delighted to be able to personally deliver the machine to the nurses at the unit that I have come to know very well in the past year. I am just so very proud of our achievement and to be able to give something back.”
Sherine was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 when she underwent a gruelling regime of chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy. After only three years in remission, she received the devastating news that her breast cancer had unfortunately spread to her spine and liver. She is currently undergoing treatment at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield.
Photo- Sherine Hampshire (holding check) and fundraising friends, along with Pinderfields Chemotherapy Staff and Team Lead Chemotherapy Nurse Donna Grimshaw (right) and Stuart Rowling, Paxman