Nantwich hospital patients will receive improved monitoring for skin cancer thanks to a £5,000 donation.

Staff at Barclays Technology Centre Radbroke in Knutsford raised the cash to pay for a new mole mapping machine at Leighton Hospital.

The machine, called a Fotofinder, will benefit patients of the dermatology department.

The fundraising was led by Barclays head of mobile development Shaun Terry, who has been a patient of the hospital for three years.

Shaun, 47, from Lach Dennis, has had three operations to remove malignant melanoma requiring skin grafts.

He is now in recovery but continues to receive care at the hospital to monitor his condition.

Shaun said: “I wanted to do something for the department which works so hard for patients and my team were all keen to support this.

“I talked to my doctor and decided this machine would be the best way we could contribute and I’m really pleased we have been able to help.”

The money raised will allow the hospital to lease the machine and provide a better service for patients.

It can magnify and take digital images of moles when patients come for check-ups, helping doctors to better monitor changes between appointments that could point to cancer.

Associate specialist in dermatology Dr Lucy Black said: “It is really fantastic and is going to help future patients by making diagnosis much easier. We already have about 70 patients with us that will benefit from this equipment.”

Barclays staff raised £3,500 through a Christmas charity auction and raffle, and £1,500 was provided by Barclays’ Matched Fundraising charity scheme.

(Picture: Shaun Terry and Gill Davies from Barclays with Dr Lucy Black)

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