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Lesley’s ‘COVID Cut-Off’ for Rosemere

Lesley Young-Ewen before and after her ‘COVID Cut-Off’

Arnside theatre nurse Lesley Young-Ewen has undergone a lockdown makeover and is now sporting a ‘COVID Cut-Off’ – a statement hairstyle that has less to do with fashion and more to do with helping others!

Lesley (57), who works at Fulwood Hall Hospital, shed her locks to raise more than £1,000 for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Lesley said: “My workplace is a small, private hospital. I normally look after patients undergoing hip, knee and cateract surgery but since lockdown, we have been working in partnership with the NHS to provide cancer surgery.

“I have since met lots of patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer at Rosemere Cancer Centre, who have come to us for their surgery, so my new look is really a show of support for them and the work being done at the cancer centre.”

It was two doctors at Fulwood Hall Hospital, who suggested Lesley fundraised for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, not only for its work to support patients being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, but also for the help the charity gives those undergoing their treatment at local hospital cancer units across South Cumbria and Lancashire, including the units at Westmorland General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Lesley, who is a member of the Arnside Amblers, Ramblers & Scramblers walking group, said: “The charity’s work just melted my heart as did all the donations I have received from family, friends and colleagues. My mum, who is 87 and in Newport, raised £100 from among her friends. People have been so lovely.”

To add to Lesley’s donation, visit

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to local cancer patients by funding cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford. For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit

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