BREAST cancer patients in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas will be helped by a beautiful patchwork quilt.
The quilt, pictured below, with staff and volunteers, is the prize in a draw being held by the Friends of Chichester Hospitals towards a £30,000 x-ray guided biopsy system.
This will help staff in the breast clinic at St Richard’s Hospital diagnose and treat very small cancer nodes to save patients a longer and inconvenient journey to Worthing.
The quilt has been made by two Friends’ volunteers, Penny Haddacks and Sue Barge, after almost a year of stitching in a pattern known as Path to School.
Friends’ chairman Jane Ramage said: “Penny and Sue have produced a real work of art. The quilt would look wonderful as a bedspread or hung on a wall.
“It’s been much admired since it went on display in our shop. It will help to fund vital equipment which will make a real difference for patients. Clinic staff are thrilled – the biopsy system will help them so much.”
Tickets cost £1 each. They are available from the Friends’ shop in the outpatient entrance at St Richard’s or by writing to: Friends of Chichester Hospitals, Friends Office, St Richard’s Hospital,
Spitalfield Lane, Chichester PO19 6SE.
The winning ticket will be drawn by the mayor of Chichester, Cllr Martyn Bell, at 3pm on December 18 in the Friends’ shop.