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Scalp Cooler grant to King Edward Hospital

It was a proud moment – actually seeing where the money goes, and what a difference it will make to lives of cancer patients. I can honestly say that I think the scalp coolers will find a welcome home in the new suite.

Scalp Coolers arrive at the King Edward Hospital, Windsor

I left work early on Friday, and no, I didn’t just decide to have the afternoon off. I was actually at the opening of the new chemo suite at King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor.

Walk the Walk was invited to the opening as a result of the very generous grant given to the Trust to purchase 5 scalp cooling systems. The new suite is spacious, warm and welcoming and apart from additional consultation rooms, it also includes a pharmacy and patient amenities. The walls are decorated with lovely artwork which gives it a really good feel. Having spoken to the nurses and volunteers present, it is far removed from the small space that previously served as the chemo unit.

The AshFord Suite is rightly named after Dr Richard Ashford, who has been a consultant at the hospital for over 20 years. His speech was very much in keeping with what I think his character is like – genuine, heartfelt, very passionate and just a little eccentric.

It was a little awkward being in the spotlight when Lead Cancer Nurse Jane Depledge took a few minutes to say a special ‘thank you to Walk the Walk’ and all eyes turned to me. But it was a proud moment – actually seeing where the money goes, and what a difference it will make to lives of cancer patients. I can honestly say that I think the scalp coolers will find a welcome home in the new suite.

So yay! Well done Nina and Walk the Walk

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