Some of you may have seen the recent article in the Ely Standard with regard to a group of individuals from in and around the Ely area are taking on a 24-hour coastal walk in Norfolk at the end of this month to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Danny Brown who is the brother of Lauren Bowers-Broadley who many of you will know as one of our nurse prescribers and specialist nurse in diabetes care, has organised the walk following her stage four melanoma diagnosis back in June this year.
On behalf of everyone at St Mary’s Surgery I would like to agree with Danny’s sentiments that Lauren is an amazing, dedicated and compassionate nurse.
Some of our staff will be joining the group on the walk and some of us will be at the surgery running the flu and covid clinics but we will all be supporting #Team Lauren on the 30thSeptember/1st October on their walk.
Lauren was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2015 and underwent radiotherapy and regular surveillance at Moorfields Hospital in London. Unfortunately, in June a surveillance ultrasound showed some suspicious lesions and after more scans and a biopsy Lauren was diagnosed with stage four melanoma. Lauren had two treatments at Addenbrookes Hospital and things are hopefully heading in the right direction. She has had amazing support from Macmillan and we as her work colleagues are happy to support this charity along with her family and friends.
We will have a small display in the front entrance of the surgery and the staff will be joining in the big Macmillan coffee morning event on the 29th September.
If people would like to donate to this cause please visit: Danny Brown is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support (justgiving.com) We will also have a collection box at the surgrey.
The surgery was very fortunate to have a new dermatoscope donated to use by melanoma UK last month and for more information on this charity please see the link: https://www.melanomauk.org.uk/
Carly Loop, Clinical Nurse Manager 8/9/23