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£5,000 donation to Teenage Cancer Ward

£5,000 cheque to Teenage Cancer Unit

 

On the evening of 25th May our Club members were delighted to ‘dine in’ Helen Gentle, Fundraising Manager from Weston Park Hospital. Helen gave a general talk about the work carried out by Weston Park Hospital, one of only three specialist cancer hospitals in the UK. Helen then gave a more detailed presentation on the work carried out in their specialist Teenage Cancer Ward. Helen explained that teenagers benefit significantly in many ways if they receive treatment in this specialist unit; explaining both the better outcomes from a stay in this ward and the special needs of young people who have cancer.

 

Currently a parent, relative or friend of those staying in the ward can spend the night on a chair by the patient’s bedside. But the hospital plans to upgrade the chairs to specialist reclining chairs, which will allow a visitor to sleep by the patient’s bedside. For the past year the Rotary Club of Hope Valley have been conducting fundraising charity events to support the Teenage Cancer Unit. Funds raised following our recent Charity Bridge Day and Charity Golf Day will be donated towards the reclining chair project. Our Club will continue to support the Teenage Cancer Unit from specific fundraising activities through the remainder of 2011 into mid 2011.


Helen Gentle from Weston Park Hospital receiving a £5,000 cheque from the Rotary Club of Hope Valley’s Joint President Jane Weightman.

 

 

Helen Gentle from Weston Park Hospital receiving a £5,000 cheque from the Rotary Club of Hope Valley’s Joint President Jane Weightman.