More than £10,000 was raised in a charity's on-going effort to 'Boot Out Breast Cancer'.

A Ladies Lunch was held at Rivington Hall Barn and was dubbed as a brilliant affair that not only celebrated the community but also showcased an ‘unwavering commitment’ to battling breast cancer.

More than 250 people attended the event hosted by Hugh Ferris which provided a mix of entertainment, fun, and philanthropy, raising an impressive £10,510.

All funds raised from the event are earmarked for vital equipment for the Royal Bolton Hospital, adding to the £117,000 already donated by Boot Out Breast Cancer to the facility.

Panos Pikoulas, an NHS Breast Surgeon at Royal Bolton Hospital, addressed the audience at the event.

In his heartfelt speech, Mr Pikoulas shed light on the significant impact Boot Out Breast Cancer has had on the breast unit at the hospital.

The Bolton News: Boot Out Breast Cancer eventBoot Out Breast Cancer event (Image: Henry Lisowski)He shared statistics concerning breast cancer in both women and men and reinforced the importance of the day’s efforts and the broader mission of Boot Out Breast Cancer.

The event also included a range of entertainment with performances from five drag queens; Barb channelled Dolly Parton, Narcissa Nightshade embodied Cher, Chanel O'Conor who performed Madonna’s hits, Rosie Zinfandel stunned the room as Lady Gaga, and Vin Dicktiv performed Freddie Mercury songs.

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There was also a raffle, tombola, heads and tails game, and the ‘guess the name of the Boot Out Bear’ and stalls that included jewellery, clothing, skincare products, and teddy bears.

Boot Out Breast Cancer has announced the date for next year’s Ladies Lunch, set for April 3, 2025.

Details for the event will be made available on the Boot Out Breast Cancer website.

The Bolton News: Boot Out Breast Cancer eventBoot Out Breast Cancer event (Image: Henry Lisowski)A spokesperson for Boot Out Breast Cancer said: “Boot Out Breast Cancer extends its deepest thanks to everyone who participated, donated, and lent their support to this year’s Ladies Lunch.

“It is through such collective efforts that the charity continues to make strides in the battle against breast cancer, bringing hope and healing to many.”

Boot Out Breast Cancer Boot Out Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding the purchase of the latest equipment for hospitals to diagnose and treat breast cancer.

Founded by Debbie Dowie after her own diagnosis in 2009, the charity aims to ensure that men and women receive the best possible care, regardless of their location within the UK.

Through events, donations, and community support, Boot Out Breast Cancer has made significant contributions to the enhancement of breast cancer treatment and awareness.

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