Breast Unit gets £5,000 donation from former Mayor
14 February 2020
Images of cherry blossoms against a clear blue sky now decorate the ceiling of the Breast Unit at Southend University Hospital, thanks to a generous donation from former Mayor, Cllr Fay Evans.
Cllr Evans' donation of just over £5,000 helped Southend
Hospital Charity helped buy sky ceilings, photographic images
of real views of the sky, which are designed to help patients
The Unit is now home to five cherry blossom themed ceilings
within the consultation rooms, creating a much brighter and
welcoming area for patients.
The money also paid for breast boards, which are used to help
stop patients moving about when they receive radiotherapy
Cllr Evans said: "If I do nothing else with my life, I know that
I have achieved something special. I am so proud of the money we
have raised and the difference we have been able to make to
Kayley Donovan, Fundraising Manager said: "We would like to
thank Cllr Evans for her generous donations. It is not the first
time that Cllr Evans has donated money to Southend Hospital and we
are really grateful for all that she has done for us in the past.
Donations like these help us to buy things that are not covered by
In 2018, the former Mayor's Charity raised over £25,000, which
was used to buy a flexible cystoscopy stack, which allows
clinicians to view the bladder and surrounding areas, including the
prostate. The camera stack system with high resolution
monitor is much more comfortable for the patient.