Stepping up to the challenge so patients can sit comfortably

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Stepping up to the challenge so patients can sit comfortably
01 October 2014

PATIENTS on the haematology ward F11 at The Royal Oldham Hospital can thank an intrepid group of fundraisers for purchasing reclining chairs for use on the ward.

The group raised an amazing £1,875 from an epic three peaks challenge. The money will be spent on the inpatient and day case section of the ward to improve care for patients with cancer.

Christopher and Katie Jolly are the son and daughter of Tracey Jolly, who has been receiving treatment on the ward.  She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December 2013 and her children decided to fundraise as a thank you for the care and treatment their mum has received.

Tracey said: “Soon after I was diagnosed, Katie decided that she would like to raise money for both the ward and Macmillan cancer support.  Her brother Christopher decided on the three peaks challenge which saw him and Katie, along with their friends, tackling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales, all in 24 hours.  Dad Mark also got in on the act by being the official driver of the group.”

Haematology matron Sr Elizabeth Fitton at The Royal Oldham Hospital, said:

“We are very grateful for the time that people have given in raising funds for the unit.  The donated money will be used to purchase reclining chairs to aid patients’ comfort during their stay with us. Thanks to all involved, it is very much appreciated.”

Pictured handing over a cheque for £1875 to purchase the chairs, are left to right: Sister Laura Cooper; Amanda Lane, Macmillan haematology clinical nurse specialist; staff nurse Sarah Mayberry; staff nurse Sheila Munt; matron Elizabeth Fitton; Christopher Jolly; Clare McQueen; Kate Jolly and Nicola Sutcliffe.