1930s Kemble piano being sold off to raise money for Pink Rose Suite
IT'S music to the ears of breast cancer patients that this piano is being sold off for charity.
A 1930s restored Kemble piano has been donated to Pooles music store in Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, and is priced at £795.
An appeal is now being sent out to music lovers across North East Lincolnshire to give this historic item a new home and in turn help raise money for the Pink Rose Suite.
The suite at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, treats patients diagnosed with breast cancer and needs regular donations to help purchase the best equipment possible.
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Pooles also has a store in Louth, which is managed by Lucy Sabi, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
The 38-year-old fully supports the Pink Rose Suite as she still attends the unit for a yearly check-up.
Lucy hopes the piano will soon be sold so the money can go a long way to benefiting other patients.
She said: "I had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat my cancer.
"I still have to have check-ups but at the moment I am in the clear.
"Staff at the suite are fantastic and try their hardest to make you feel as calm as possible – it is a hard task as you are petrified of what will happen.
"The equipment there is the best around but it is all down to the generous donations from the public."
Lucy is also a member of the new Bosom Buddies Support Group North East Lincolnshire, which holds meetings at the Pink Rose Suite – the next meeting is on Monday, February 25, at 7pm.
Lucy said: "So many people are touched by cancer in various ways, I just hope that with more money raised, more people can be helped to survive the disease."
The piano was donated to the shop by Terry and Ann Birmingham, of Birmingham Chemists, at St Hugh's clinic, Cleethorpes
Manager David Willmer said: "We like to help out charities where we can.
"For every credit card payment, 25p goes to St Andrew's Hospice.
"This Kemble piano will suit anyone, it is lovely, they don't make them like this anymore."
Jenny Smith, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at the Pink Rose Suite, said: "We are very grateful that this piano has been donated with us in mind.
"Once sold the money will be used to buy further equipment for theatre.
"We rely on public donations to enhance the work we do for patients."