Peterborough physiotherapists take on giant challenge for hospital breast unit

A team of Physiotherapists from Peterborough City Hospital are putting their best foot forward this March to raise money for the hospital’s Breast Unit.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 5:00 am
L-R: Liezl Rossouw, Hattie Hammond-Chambers and Angela Harrison

Physiotherapists, Liezl Rossouw, Hattie Hammond-Chambers and Angela Harrison and her daughter Georgina will each run 100k or cycle 400k to support women and men receiving treatment for breast cancer.

The team is based in women’s health and has seen first-hand the obstacles patients with breast cancer face before, after and during their treatment. They hope to raise more than £200 for the unit.

Angela said: “We often work closely with women, and men, affected by breast cancer and their perseverance has inspired us to take on this challenge. It’s also our way of thanking the staff working in the Breast Unit for the amazing service they offer. We hope the money we raise will help enhance the patient experience and support ongoing research into this terrible disease."

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The team are also using their challenge as an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in recovery.

“Exercise has many health benefits,” said Angela. “It can also help recovery following a breast cancer diagnosis as it improves physical and mental wellbeing and reduces side effects from surgery and some treatments."

The team hope to reach their individual target of either 100k running or 400k cycling by Wednesday 31 March. If you would like to sponsor them, please visit their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/breast-cancer-unit-northwest-anglia-nhs-foundation-trust