Local woman Shane Ibbitson from Frome, is a dedicated supporter of The Forever Friends Appeal, regularly giving her time to promote the RUH Cancer Care Campaign and help raise vital funds. She lives with a serious joint disease Degenerative Osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, a long-term condition which causes pain all over her body and has regular treatment and physiotherapy at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Despite her joint problems and pain she carries on in the most positive way. Shane will be taking on a personal challenge to cycle 12 kilometers on a static bike at Frome Leisure Centre on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February at 11am, to help raise funds for the new Cancer Centre.
Shane comments: “I chose to support this great campaign because I really wanted to say thank you to the staff at the RUH for being there for me over the years. After seeing the current cancer facilities, I felt that it was definitely in need of a change and I want to help all who use these services as well as those who may need them in the future.”
The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign aims to raise a minimum of £8.5 million towards the build of an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the RUH in Bath. This wonderful new Centre will take a holistic approach that balances clinical expertise with a truly therapeutic and healing environment. Designed around the patient journey, this Centre will transform care for patients and their families.
Laura Pearce, Events Fundraiser at The Forever Friends Appeal says: “Shane is an absolutely incredible person and her determination to take on physical challenges to support the campaign is truly inspiring. With the RUH treating thousands of patients from all over Bath, and surrounding towns and villages in Somerset and Wiltshire including Frome, the Cancer Care Campaign is close to the hearts of so many. Please come along to Frome Leisure Centre on the 26th and 27th February at 11am to cheer Shane on!”