Cancer survivor having a ball

Having a ball: Tracey Ginger and Susan Lay
Having a ball: Tracey Ginger and Susan Lay

A district nurse from Leyland who treats women with breast cancer is raising money for new medical equipment after battling the disease herself.

Mother-of-two Susan Lay, 56, of Cheetham Meadow, was treated for breast cancer in 2007.

She is holding a masquerade ball in May to raise money for lipo-filling equipment and a tattoo machine which are used during reconstructive surgery for women who have had mastectomies.

Susan, who is a team leader at Worden Medical Centre, said: “They are coming up with new technologies all the time.

“It’s very important for women to feel normal after mutilating surgery and that they feel they are still a woman and attractive to their husbands and partners and can wear normal clothes.”

The charity ball will raise money for the Breast Care Team Endowment Fund at Chorley hospital.

One of the hospital’s breast care surgeons will appear as guest speaker at the ball, in addition to entertainment, a raffle, DJ, casino and champagne reception.

Susan has been organising the event, which will take place on May 14 at Leyland Civic Centre, with colleagues and friends including district nurse Tracey Ginger.

The grandmother-of-one has worked at Worden Medical Centre since 1998. Tickets cost £35, call 01772 495 903.