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Two Oxfordshire pubs to serve up Pink Drinks for Pink October

The Blue Boar in Witney and Old Post Office in Wallingford are delighted to announce that, along with Oakman Inns’ other pubs across the Home Counties, will be raising funds for Scannappeal during ‘Pink October’ for the latest technology and equipment for hospitals in and around Buckinghamshire – in this case for £500,000 for the breast screening service which is based at Wycombe Hospital.

When the equipment has been acquired and installed, it will make Wycombe Hospital a centre of excellence offering a complete state-of-the-art digital breast screening service with improved diagnosis, sharper digital imaging (particularly important to younger women where breast tissue is more dense) and faster examination times resulting in quicker results and generating Digital images that can be viewed by specialists across the NHS, if needed.

The month long campaign will see the pubs donate £1 for every bottle of the popular Ferrari ‘Maximum’ Rosé NV that they sell and £1 for every Pink Gin - made with one of their favourite hand-crafted gins, Whitley Neill.

Amanda Martin, Scannappeal’s Director of Fundraising, said: “We are delighted that Oakman Inns are supporting Scannappeal by getting involved in Pink October. The support of such a successful local business will help maximise our fundraising for this appeal which will help thousands of local women each year.”

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of Oakman Inns, based in Tring, said: “The Scannappeal is a vital life-line to many of our local hospitals, their clinicians and patients and I’m sure we all have friends and family who have benefitted from this remarkable charity. I’m proud that Oakman is doing its bit for Pink October.”

Johnny Neill, Founder of Whitley Neill Gin said: “Whitley Neill is extremely excited and proud to be a part of Pink October and to support Scannappeal in its essential work to provide our hospitals with the very latest technology and equipment.”

Posted : 30/09/2013 16:35:42

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