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More Than £350 Raised At Flyers Game To Help Save Lives

Bristol Flyers helped raise vital funds for the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust (BUST) by wearing pink at Saturday's game. 

Bristol Flyers asked supporters to wear pink at Saturday’s game against Newcastle Eagles and £361 was raised at the SGS Wise Arena.

The ladies from BUST are taking part in The Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition which is the only breast cancer prevention campaign that unites more than 200,000 healthcare professionals, survivors, patients and communities to honor those who have been affected by the disease and raise money for a cure. And they do it by dancing, wearing pink exam gloves.

The BUST dancers performed before the game on Saturday and you can vote for Bristol Breast Care Centre by clicking here

BUST members and former patients Jenny Wookey, Pam Corrigan, Jan Biagioli and current patient Julie Loxley were photographed with Freddie The Flyer at Saturday's game.

Former breast cancer sufferer and wife of Bristol Flyers chairman, Liz King organised the event and said: "It was an amazing evening raising funds and awareness of our local Breast Cancer Charity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

"The Bristol Breast Care Centre is full of wonderful caring professionals and I'm grateful that Bristol Sport allowed me to organise this event as a way of saying thank you."

BUST was formed in 1991 by Frenchay Hospital patients Pamela Corrigan, Carol Thomas and Margaret Twiggs, when they learned from Consultant Surgeon, Mr Simon Cawthorn that his team needed a £20,000 ultra-sound scanner. The trio raised the money within two years and their impressive achievement led to the creation of the hospital’s specialist Breast Care Centre with its One Stop Clinic.

BUST committee member, Jan Biagioli said: "I really enjoyed the game it was a completely new experience and the votes have gone up, so fingers crossed we have gained some new supporters."

Over 22,000 patients per year attend the Bristol Breast Care Centre, including a significant number of male patients.  BUST supports the important work of this excellent team by raising money to support innovation and purchase new technology, such as state-of-the-art scanners, before it is available through the NHS.  BUST has raised more than £1,175,000 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.

Breast cancer kills 12,000 people a year in the UK, stealing them away from loved ones. 

Click here to find out more about BUST.