Monday, 26 October 2015

Pink, pink and more pink

Happy Monday to you all and thank you so much for your comments on my last post.

I popped into our local village this morning and was bowled over by the pink decorations many of the local shops and businesses had put in their windows.


It turns out that this is all in aid of The Lady McAdden Breast Screening Unit - affectionately known locally as BUST - a free service for all women of any age and unconnected with the National NHS screening service.  The screening does not include a mammogram, rather a place where you can check out any lumps or bumps, pain or any other breast symptoms. A place you can get advice from specially trained breast nurses. They do such a fantastic job and all they ask is for a donation whenever you visit.

Hence all the pink - and hats of to all those who organised this fundraising week in Thundersley where customers can make donations in their local shops.

While I was there I came across one those pop up libraries. I think I wrote about this a few years ago.  Anyway it's back in the village and such a lovely idea.



Hope you all have a great week. 
P x

18 comments:

  1. What a truly great facility BUST sounds! mammos only happen every three years, and I know that lots of women have sudden doubts but don't feel they have enough reason to go to see their GP. I've not heard of such places before, a really great public health project. And of course, the Little Free Library pushes all the right buttons too.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. It certainly is well received locally. P x

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  2. How fantastic that the local shops and businesses are supporting this excellent charity. A friend of mine is half way through chemo for breast cancer at the moment so it's a cause that I would support if only we had something similar in this area.

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    1. Thank you Rowan. I do hope your friend has a speedy recovery. P x

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  3. Having been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer on my first ever routine mammogram four years ago I think this service is Amazing, just had my fourth clear mammogram since my treatment :) x

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    1. Thank you and I wish you continued good health :) x

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  4. That charity sounds like a great organisation indeed! They are doing very good work. xx

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  5. Pretty pink village, and an interesting charity, BUST! This is a great initiative, especially as 'routine' mammograms seem to be scheduled differently from country to country according to funding, meaning things might get overlooked at times. My cancer would not have been detected so early, Stage 1, if I had not had to have a mammogram after a car accident. By the regular schedule, it might have advanced considerably. Hi to Roses, I have been clear three years now. x

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    1. Thank you Patricia. Thank goodness you had that unexpected mammogram when you did. Wishing you well and long may it continue :) x

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  6. What a great idea and great service, there are so many good things around that should be promoted and this is one of them! Well done to the people who organised it! Have a great week xxx

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    1. Thank you Lyn. It certainly is a worthwhile cause x

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  7. We have similar too in our local town. Although I'm not generally keen on the whole pink thing as breast cancer is not pink and fluffy, I go along with it as anything that raises awareness of BC is positive. In my case specialist BC nurses were my lifeline. :)

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    1. So glad you found your own BC nurses to be your life line and also that you found your way to my blog. Thanks for visiting :)

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  8. Hi, Patricia!
    This medical centers are very useful for women and there is one not far from my home as well.

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  9. Dear Patricia, Hope all is well with you and that you have had a lovely Christmas. I have recently returned to posting on my blog again after a long absence. Hoping to keep it up more regularly in the coming year:)
    Betty ox

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  10. Dear Sweet Patricia, Have you noticed that a few of your blogging sisters seem more like cousins or next door neighbors? There are some that I have been corresponding with pretty much since my earliest blogging days and these sweet friends have become very special to me. Then they slow down and don’t blog very often. . . That’s fine, it’s more important to get out there and enjoy your life, but it makes me wonder if there is trouble in their lives, or health issues. You are one of these special people.
    Just worried about you . . .
    Sending my love and prayers,
    Connie :)

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  11. Just a note Patricia to let you know that you are truly missed.
    Connie :)

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