11 May 2022
Frimley’s Breast Research and Support (BRAS) fundraising team has smashed its £87,500 target to raise over £90,000 to fund a dedicated breast cancer research nurse for Frimley Health.
This amazing feat means a full-time clinical research nurse, whose time will be committed solely to the breast cancer team for the next two years, will enable Frimley Health patients to take part in the latest breast cancer trials – both national and international.
The BRAS charity is managed by Kim Knight and Sally Herman (pictured) - both breast cancer survivors and patients who have fundraised non-stop over the last three years, even through lockdown, to ensure this position was filled.
Sally said: “It’s a great way of giving back something for the fantastic treatment I received, and the research is very important for our future breast cancer patients at Frimley Park.”
Kim added: “I was first diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago and like Sally I have also had fabulous treatment at Frimley Park. Starting the BRAS charity has been a great way for Sally and I to help all breast cancer patients in our community and give something back to the whole team who are so dedicated and passionate about what they do. It will also help keep Frimley Park up there as one of the best hospitals at which to be treated for breast cancer.”
Consultant Breast Surgeon Raouf Daoud said: “We cannot thank Kim and Sally and their fellow fundraisers enough for enabling us to take this crucial step forward with breast cancer research. They have opened up possibilities for future treatment of breast cancer patients here at Frimley Health.”
Recruitment for the role is starting immediately.