Nurses go back to the 1940s for charity calendar shoot

Down on the farm for charity calendar shoot
Down on the farm for charity calendar shoot

A group of nurses have gone down to the farm to raise money for a charity which helps children and young people with brain tumours.

Former De Aston student Stacey Johnson is among the seven healthcare workers who have posed for a calendar to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity and the HeadSmart campaign.

The theme of the calendar is 1940s Landgirls and what better place to hold the photo-shoot than Rand Farm Park.

“It was a great day and we managed to catch three hours without any rain to get the photographs done,” said Stacey.

And working as nurses in Lincoln Hospital’s A&E department, the calendar landgirls know the devastation a brain tumour diagnosis can bring.

“We have worked with colleagues both in the past and currently who have been diagnosed with brain tumours,” said Stacey,” so that is fundamentally why we chose the brain tumour charity.

“As nurses, we see many patients diagnosed in A&E with tumours and have seen the effect it has on families.

“It is something which is close to everyone’s hearts and the charity provides valuable research into brain tumours.

“We are also followers of Claudia’s Cause, a little girl from Market Rasen, and she also inspired us to choose the charity.”

The calendars will be on sale from the beginning of November and cost £8 each.

Get yours from Style Studio in Union Street, Rase Vets in Gallamore Lane or The Aston Arms in the Market Place.

Brain tumours fact file

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

More than 9,100 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year - that is 25 people a day.

More than 500 of these are children and young people. 25% of these will die - one child every three days.

Almost 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour every year.

Cancers that begin in another part of the body which go on to result in a tumour in the brain (secondary brain tumours) are estimated to outnumber primary brain tumours by a factor of 3 to 1.

Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by, on average, 20 years - the highest of any cancer.

Just 14% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis.

Brain tumours are the largest cause of preventable or treatable blindness in children.

Childhood brain tumour survivors are 10 times more likely to suffer long term disability than well children.

Statistics provided by the brain tumour charity.

For more visit www.thebraintumourcharity.org