FERNHURST couple Isabel and Peter Bristowe are taking on a cycling challenge in a bid to raise £50,000 towards a state-of-the-art breast cancer detecting machine at the Royal Surrey Hospital.
Isabel, her sister and mother were all diagnosed with breast cancer within six months of each other.
Thanks to early diagnosis, great care and medical expertise, the prognosis is excellent and everyone is in good form.
But it is obviously a cause very close to their hearts and Peter and Isabel are matching the first £10,000 raised and other friends have offered to match a further £5,000.
The next-generation mammogram machine detects at least 25 per cent more breast cancers than standard mammograms.
Tracey Irvine, clinical director of the breast unit at the Royal Surrey, said: “The machine is a significant technological breakthrough, but will cost half-a-million pounds.”
She said the sooner a tumour was detected, the better the chance of a full recovery.
Anyone who has been affected by breast cancer or who knows someone who has and would like to contribute to ‘Detecting Women’s Cancer Campaign’ can find the fundraising site at St.MalotoSt.tropezFundraisingpage or send direct to Royal Surrey County Hospital where the machine will be one of only three in the country.