Renowned skin clinician Sara Cheeney survived breast cancer and marked her 40th birthday with an epic fundraising drive following a “rollercoaster journey” through life and business.
Award-winning aesthetic nurse Sara Cheeney – the owner of Pure Perfection Clinic in Rossett – has recently been very busy raising money (over £2,000 at the last count) and awareness to aid breast cancer. Having overcome the condition in her early 30s, the Llangollen mum-of-two has now been cancer-free for five years.
Sara now wants to give back to the community that supported her, notably during the Coronavirus pandemic. She has helped people with free support and advice sessions to prevent skin damage due to self-isolation and rigorous hand washing and sanitising. “Of course, 40 is a personal landmark, and I truly believe in the old saying that ‘life begins…’ because I’ve been through so much – it’s been a rollercoaster journey,” said Sara, married to accountant Chris.
“A Brilliant Family”
“When doctors diagnosed me with breast cancer at 34 years old, I honestly didn’t believe I’d make it to this age. My whole world turned upside down, and it’s made me think about how lucky I am to have such a brilliant family and team around me at Pure Perfection, especially during Covid.
We had the most loyal clients who were with us all the way – I’ll never forget that”. The business again received a nomination for Clinic of the Year at the Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards. They were named one of only six Clinical Centres of Excellence by Swiss firm Maili.
Sara’s priority is to raise as much money as possible for breast cancer research, particularly local groups and services.
Pure Perfection has joined forces with the Wrexham Maelor Hospital Shooting Star Unit to create STARting bags for chemotherapy patients, a care package to lift spirits and support them during treatment. “We held a day of activities at the clinic, including coffee and cake, a raffle, and discounts on treatments for patients. All proceeds went to this worthwhile cause,” said Sara.
“I also hosted a 40th birthday party at The Berwyn Arms in Glyndyfrdwy with a James Bond Casino Royale theme and charity raffle. That event also raised plenty of funds for our appeal.”
She finished by saying: “I had endless bouts of chemotherapy and several surgeries while running the clinic and raising two children. If there is anyone out there struggling, they can use that as inspiration to keep fighting.”
“I stayed positive, and now my life and Pure Perfection are in a wonderful place. Cancer made me more focused, so I will help others on that same journey. Please support our JustGiving page – thank you.”
Sara’s fundraising page is justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sara-cheeney.
Photos by Hannah McClune Photography.
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