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 receive 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 £1,000,000 all spent on equipment in NHS Hospitals. 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
Charity event price target
Magic & Moonlight Ball event total raised
Sat 7th Sept 2019

Magic & Moonlight

Boot Out Breast Cancer are delighted with the outcome of our fundraising ball at The Ball Room, The Principal Hotel, Manchester. 

Over 360 people attended on the night and an incredible £100,000 was raised through donations, a raffle, silent and live auction prizes, and pledges. Including the fundraising on the months running up to the ball, Boot Out Breast Cancer has raised £195,000, which has now catapulted our total figure raised since 2010, to over £1,000,000.

Debbie Dowie, Chairman & Founder said, "This Magic and Moonlight fundraising ball has helped us to reach the magnificent sum of £1,000,000. I am in total awe of how amazing the evening was and we are already planning the Bollywood ball for 2020! I want to thank everyone for their continued support and very generous donations, we couldn’t do it without you!"

Fundraising Events

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.

Burnley NHS Hospital

For Burnley NHS Hospital we purchased a Phillips Sense Breast Coil which provies high definition MRI images.

Blackburn NHS Hospital

For the Blackburn Hospital we bought a Faxitron specimen machine which provides instant confirmation of a successful biopsy procedure.

North Manchester General Hospital

For the North Manchester Hospital we bought a Dazz Faxitron machine which provides instant confirmation of a successful biopsy procedure.
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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
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Burnley NHS Hospital
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Blackburn NHS Hospital
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Oldham NHS Hospital