We are committed to fundraising and to making sure that every penny raised is spent on some much needed equipment in the NHS

Our Mission

Boot Out Breast Cancer was set up in 2010 by Debbie Dowie who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Many women recieve diagnosis each year and the team at Boot Out Breast Cancer want to make a difference.

Since our first event in November 2010 and we have raised over £540,000 all spent on equipment in the North West. We have provided equipment for The Royal Bolton NHS hospital, The Nightingale Centre NHS hospital in South Manchester, Thomas Linacre Breast Centre at Wrighington Wigan and Leigh NHS Hospital, Leighton NHS Hospital in Crewe, Chorley NHS Hospital, The Broadgreen NHS Hospital in Liverpool and the Paterson Institue next to The Christie. The equipment we have purchased is saving theatre time, anaesthetic and we believe giving that early diagnosis, which is key to ultimately saving lives.

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Bolton Hospital Biopsy MachineBolton Hospital Biopsy Machine
Opening of Biopsy Suite at Wigan HospitalOpening of Biopsy Suite at Wigan NHS Hospital
New Biopsy Machine for Wigan HospitalDonation to the Thomas Linacre Centre in Wigan
Digni Cap Scalp Cooling System, Crewe HospitalScalp Cooling System for MacMillan Cancer Unit
Overall money raised
Last main event raised
Masquerade Ball, April 2016
Sat 16th April 2016

Masquerade Gala Ball

The Grand Room, The Palace Hotel, Manchester

Fundraising for the breast screening unit in the North Manchester and Burnley General Hospitals.

Masquerade Gala Ball

Where your donations are spent

Royal Bolton Hospital

For Bolton Royal Hospital we have purchased a Faxitron machine costing £60,000 and a Sentinel node biopsy gamma probe device which cost £12,000.

Nightingale Centre Wythenshawe Hospital

For the Nightingale Centre we bought a Siemens 2000 ultrasound machine costing £70,000 and also a MR guided breast biopsy kit costing £27,000.

Paterson Institue next to The Christies

For the Paterson Institute we raised over £100,000 to purchase a liquid handeling platform for the Breakthrough research scientists.

Chorley NHS Hospital

We bought a vacuum assisted biopsy system costing £30,000 for the breast screening unit for Chorley and South Ribble District General hospital. The equipment was dedicated to Janine Thompson.

Wigan NHS Hospital

We donated a Faxitron BioVision Specimen System which provides immediate verification of excised breast tissue margins. We also donated an EnCor Enspire breast biopsy system worth £84,000.

Leighton NHS Hospital

For Leighton NHS Hospital we purchased a DigniCap, a brand new scientific scalp cooling system. The only NHS hospital in the country to receive one of these.

The Royal Liverpool Hospital

The state of the art HologicSelenia Dimensions Mammography equipment was gifted to the breast screening unit at Broadgreen Hospital by breast cancer charity Boot Out Breast Cancer.
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Bolton Hospital Cancer New Equipment
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Nightingale Hospital New Equipment
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Pattison Hospital New Equipment
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Liverpool New Equipment
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Wigan Hospital New Equipment
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Chorley Hospital New Equipment
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Leighton Hospital New Equipment