Cancer survivor Mandy raises £70K for Welwyn Garden City hospital
PUBLISHED: 09:24 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:24 30 March 2016
More than £70,000 has been handed to Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital to buy new cancer beating equipment after a spectacular celebrity ball organised by Mandy Wilde - sister-in-law of 1980s pop icon Kim.
Celebrities including Brother Beyond, Cutting Crew, Howard Jones and Kim and Marty Wilde played at the star studded event in November last year which was inspired by Mandy’s own experience beating cancer and being treated at the Lister and QEII Hospitals.
Mandy underwent a mastectomy three years ago after doctors found pre-cancerous cells in her breasts.
After a series of operations at the QEII Hospital and Lister Hospital - the latest in January this year, Mandy had both breasts removed and underwent full breast reconstruction surgery.
She and husband Rick Wilde handed the cheque to consultant plastic surgeon Miles Dickson and consultant breast surgeon Peter Crane.
Mandy described the care she received as “fabulous”, adding: “The hospitals often get a bad press but I’ve got nothing but praise for them.”
Mandy organised her first fundraising ball two-years-ago which raised £40,000 was raised for the hospitals.
She is already planning a third ball for 2017.
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