By Tim Saunders on
English glamour model and reality TV star Danielle Lloyd has donated all of her winnings from Celebrity Big Brother and The Weakest Link to a hospital.
The 24-year-old former Miss Great Britain has given $117,000 to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital to fund a specialist cancer detecting scanner for the Linda McCartney Centre, the facility’s breast cancer research department. The star said she wanted to donate the money after being treated at the centre three years ago, following the discovery of a lump in her breast.
“To find a lump at 21 was scary,” she said. “The specialists were fantastic and I wanted to do something to help others. I wanted to buy them something that would help the women of Liverpool.”
The scanner will diagnose specimens taken from patients and scan them for tiny growths in the operating theatre after they have been surgically removed to make sure no potentially dangerous cells are left behind.
And Lloyd is not stopping there with her generosity.
“The unit really needs another scanner,” she said. “So the money I have just made from my stint on Gladiators will buy the second one.”
Danielle Lloyd also wants people to join her at the Linda McCartney Centre’s Field of Women event on Sunday, July 6, at Liverpool Cricket Ground, where 10,000 people will unite in show of support for breast cancer sufferers and try to raise almost $2 million.
“My family and I are hugely involved with the cause and we all wear the pink lady badges to promote it,” she said. “We need everyone who has ever been affected or knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer to take part and register at www.fieldofwomen.com.”
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