Tickled Pink Campaign
Linda Nolan was the special guest as Beardwood
Hospital in Blackburn unveiled some new scanning
Linda, best known for
being part of the sibling girl group the Nolans, said
“I’m delighted to launch the new MRI and CT
scanning centre at BMI Beardwood Hospital. The private
hospital’s new MRI scanner will be ‘hugely
beneficial’ for patients.
The scanner, which
weighs the same as a double-decker bus, had to be
crane lifted into the private hospital, which is based
in Preston New Road.
The centre will be
hugely beneficial to the people of Lancashire and
Cumbria, in helping detect and diagnose diseases.
Sam Sheehan, Executive
Director of BMI The Beardwood Hospital, commented
“These new MRI and CT scanners will play a major
role in diagnosis at BMI Beardwood Hospital.
It is fantastic to work
with Alliance to create this great service for
Lancashire and Cumbria’s residents.
a worthy cause, not all people realise how much help
they give in times of need.
The speaker after the
AGM was one of the Nolan Sisters. Linda Nolan told her
heart rending story of the loss of her husband and the
devastation she felt.
A call to the
Samaritans changed her life and she once again started
to live her life accepting the loss of her loved one.
Samaritans provide an ear to listen, an interaction
They are always there,
round the clock, every single day of the year. Good
to know there is support if you need it.
in A Bag Blackpool
in a Bag Blackpool was launched in 2012 after
the positive effect of receiving a bag was
experienced first hand. Since its launch Hug in
a Bag Blackpool continues to go from strength to
Our aim is to
give one more hug in the form of a bag
containing gifts and information leaflets to
people diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the
Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde area. After all,
everyone likes a hug!
Cameron hosted a Number 10 Downing Street reception
for Breast Cancer Campaign on Tuesday 15 January 2013,
to launch the charity’s new project that will
transform the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life
for women with breast cancer.
The event brought
together breast cancer experts, women living with
breast cancer and high profile supporters touched by
the disease including presenter Kirstie Allsopp,
singers Beverley Knight and Linda Nolan,
Breast Cancer Campaign Patron Dame Jenni Murray and
comediennes Olivia Lee and Morwenna Banks.
Asda's Tickled Pink
campaign has been awarded an ‘Outstanding Corporate
Partner Achievement’ prize by Breast Cancer Campaign
in recognition of their tong-term support of breast
cancer charities. They launched the Tickled Pink
campaign in 1996 and since then have raised a
staggering £29 million. In the last five years alone
this money has helped fund 80 research projects in 20
locations across the UK and Ireland.
They have also solely
funded six Scientific Fellowships – worth more than
£6 million – which have helped retain the best
in medical research in the UK.
Money is raised in all
kinds of ways with pink products sold in Asda stores
throughout the year and colleagues taking part in
fundraising challenges to help boost donations.
amazing people looked after Bernie Nolan and The
Nolan family in Bernie's final days. Coleen Nolan
said: “You know about hospices but you think
it’s depressing, it’s where people go in their
it was a bit scary when they said Bernie was going
into a hospice. “But I can tell you ... it was
the most amazing place.”
Club Children's Charity Event
Fox Cancer Centre
Nolan photographed at The Variety Club Status Quo
Tribute Lunch, Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London,
UK, 23 September 2010.
Proceeds go to
Children's Charities. All over the UK there are
children who have to cope with sickness, disability or
disadvantage. It’s tough. Really tough. We provide
practical, tangible help that makes an immediate
difference to those children and their families.
Cancer Pink Ribbon Ball
were delighted to have singer and actress Linda Nolan
as the Patron of Pink Ribbon Balls at the Dorchester
Linda said: “Having
had breast cancer, I was thrilled to support
the Pink Ribbon Ball this year and be Patron for the
It was such a wonderful
evening and I was thrilled to see so many supporters
of the charity having a great time while raising money
to support vital breast cancer research.”
cancer and grieving for her husband, Linda Nolan could
see little reason to carry on. It was the “bleakest
period of her life” and she sank into the deepest
She was forced to quit
her role in the musical Blood Brothers and underwent
intensive counselling. But Linda was adamant that only
one thing saved her – the love of her sisters Coleen,
Bernie, Maureen, Denise and Anne.
has since become Patron of many charity’s including
Sharon Fox Cancer Charity in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Founder Sharon Cox said - "What an amazing
experience at the 3rd foxy variety show.
Not a dry eye in the
building - We still can’t quite comprehend that Linda
Nolan loved our cause so much she wants to be patron. Sue
wasn’t well enough to attend which we were gutted
about and the lovely Linda came with us to take her
birthday cake a signed CD and flowers. We had our
very own little celebration in the hospice,
yesterday’s memories will last in my mind forever.