Pink Skip Co tops £40,000 milestone for breast cancer suite

A Louth skip hire business has raised more than £40,000 for a local breast cancer suite.

Pink Skip Co

The Pink Skip Co, which is based on the Fairfield Industrial Estate and is a sister company of GBM, has donated £5 from every skip hire since the company was formed in 2007.

The total amount raised to date has now exceeded £40,000, with all funds going to the Pink Rose Suite, a dedicated breast unit at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

A spokesman for the Pink Rose Suite said: “[The Pink Skip Co’s] donations help us to fund a service that makes a difference to our patients, many who suffer with cancer.

“One of the things we were able to buy was a much needed ultrasound scanner.

“The ultrasound scanner has a microphone that gives off sound waves. The sound waves bounce off the organs inside your body and the microphone picks them up. The computer turns the sound waves into a picture on the screen to enable us to see what is going on inside the breast. As you can imagine, the scanner helps us to detect cancer early and is 
a vital piece of equipment.

“We are now aiming towards a treatment room where patients can come and have minor operations and biopsies at Scunthorpe 
General Hospital.

“One in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and 9 in 10 women survive breast cancer for five years or more.

“Every year around 11,500 people die from breast cancer in the UK. Without donations from people such as yourselves, we would be unable to treat or support as many patients as we do. Your donations make a huge difference to many people’s lives, and we are all truly grateful for your ongoing support.

“Thank you also for helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Social media is such a massive platform and it’s keeping up awareness that is helping to save lives. I hope you’ll be wearing Pink!

“It’s incredible that you are going to be able to support Lincoln’s Breast Care Unit once the new yard is up and running. Saying ‘thank you’ for all you do seems totally inadequate, but we really do thank everyone who helps run, and all who donate, to the Pink Skip.”