12:38pm Friday 25th October 2013
By Alexandra Womack
DOCTORS and nurses have been filmed like you have never seen them before – for a fun video aimed at winning €10,000 for charity.
Staff and patients from the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital have entered the film featuring them dancing to One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful into the 2013 European Pink Glove Dance Competition for a chance to win a €10,000 donation for the charity BUST (Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust).
To win the money the video, which features more than 100 staff and supporters of BUST dancing in pink gloves, needs to gain the most votes.
Simon Cawthorn, consultant breast surgeon at Southmead Hospital, features in the video playing the saxophone alongside fellow consultant surgeon Zenon Rayter who plays the accordion.
Mr Cawthorn said: “Filming the video was a great team experience. All of the hospital staff and patients got into the spirit of the day and ended up dancing and posing in a variety of fun situations.
“We now need as many people as possible to watch and vote for our video so we can win the prize money of €10,000 for our charity BUST.”
He added; “The Pink Glove video is a great way of raising breast awareness. Breast cancer becomes more common every year – now one in eight women in the USA and one in nine in the UK develop the disease.
“The passion and energy displayed by everyone has been absolutely amazing.”
To watch and vote go to www.pinkglovedance.eu/vote People are being encouraged to share the link with as many people as possible.
Jenny Wookey, chairwoman of BUST, said: “Although the survival rate is much improved, it is vital to take breast awareness seriously, as the earlier it is picked up, the more likely it will be curable.
“We will do anything to raise awareness of breast cancer. This video is a great opportunity to help with this and will also hopefully win us the all important cash that we so need.”
The dance was choreographed by Angie Davis, who runs New Generation Dance in Yate and Wotton-under-Edge.
Angie, from Thornbury, said: “We look to help anything that is local but this is such an amazing charity and I am aware of some mums of my students with breast cancer so I am really pleased to help.
“I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
Josh Cawthorn, a filmmaker, and two University of the West of England film studies graduates donated their time to produce the move.
BUST was formed in 1991 by Frenchay Hospital patients Pamela Corrigan, Carol Thomas and Margaret Twiggs. It now the major funding partner for the Bristol Breast Care Centre which will open a brand new, purpose-built facility at the new Southmead Hospital in May 2014.
Voting is now open until November 8. Voters can vote each day until the closing date and the winner will be announced November 15.
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