Funds raised for Solihull unit in memory of woman who had rare breast cancer - The Solihull Observer

Funds raised for Solihull unit in memory of woman who had rare breast cancer

Solihull Editorial 31st Jul, 2019 Updated: 31st Jul, 2019   0

KIND-HEARTED friends and family have raised £1,250 in memory of a much-loved fundraiser who died of a rare type of breast cancer.

Samantha Dearne was treated for inflammatory breast cancer, which is not always detected on a mammogram, at the Heamatology and Oncolgy Day Unit at Solihull Hospital.

The 46-year-old’s cancer was extremely aggressive and she tragically died on December 20 last year.

During her treatment Samantha was made aware of Solihull Hospital Charity by the various nurses and consultants who treated her.

She made it her mission to fundraise for the charity to provide the unit with added extras that the NHS could not fund.

Since her passing, her family and friends who work at John Lewis Customer Delivery Hub in Solihull have continued to fundraise in her memory.

The money they raise will be used for the unit’s therapy garden appeal.

Solihull Hospital Charity want to create a safe, relaxing and therapeutic area outside the unit to help the chemotherapy patients.

Rachel Learmonth, Fundraising Manager at Solihull Hospital Charity said: “I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the hospital charity to everyone who helped to raise such a phenomenal amount of money towards our therapy garden appeal.

“The hospital charity’s aim is to go ‘over and above’ for each and every one of our patients and thanks to our generous supporters like the John Lewis team we can make a real difference to people’s lives.”

For more about how to support the Heamatology and Oncology Day Unit visit

For more on Solihull Hospital Charity visit or call 0121 371 4852.

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