Every year Bournemouth beachfront becomes awash with pink as the community joins together to raise funds and awareness for women’s heath projects in the town.
The Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s Twilight Walk is a 1km, 5m or 10km stroll along the seafront for supporters of all ages, which has raised over £30,000 to date for vital, life-changing equipment in oncology, haematology, gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy.
One piece of equipment funded by past events is a Myosure device, which is helping consultants at the hospital to investigate possible early signs of cancer in the womb for hundreds of patients.
The proceeds raised from 2017’s event helped Bournemouth Hospital’s gynaecological consultants purchase an ultrasound scanner to enable consultants to examine patents with postmenopausal uterine bleeding more clearly than ever before. The scanner also removes the need for patients who are cancer-free to have unnecessary and invasive further intervention. Other projects include funding noise-cancelling headphones to help patients relax through music in the treatment environment and a new fresh water dispenser.
The Bournemouth Hospital Charity depends on events such as this to raise money for essential, targeted projects to improve the care and treatment environment for patients and hospital staff. So lace up those trainers, wait for twilight and do your bit to support Bournemouth hospital patients and their dedicated medical teams.