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BASICS Jan 2018

Another bumper donation from BASICS (Bermuda and Stockingford Intensive Care Support Team) was handed over to George Eliot Hospital at an event at Stockingford Pavilion last month.

Representatives from BASICS, Chairman Peter Turner, Tom and Moya Walker, handed over a cheque for £9,000 to Ward Sister, Emma Ritchie and Consultant Dr Ashok Venkataraman from the George Eliot Hospital.

BASICS is the lasting legacy for Kath Turner who started to raise funds after suffering a heart attack in 1987. Over the years the charity has raised an incredible £370,000 and donated it all to the George Eliot.

The group have organised football tournaments, cabaret concerts and other events over the years to help raise money to buy invaluable equipment for the George Eliot Hospital. They are now entering their 31st year of fundraising and the hospital is indebted to this dedicated group for their ongoing support.

Cardiology Lead Dr Venkataraman said: “I am honoured to accept this donation from BASICS and would like to thank everyone involved in the fundraising for their goodwill and continued hard work to support our Cardiology service at the George Eliot.

“Over the years their donations have helped us to purchase many pieces of equipment to support our patients and they should all be extremely proud of their achievements.”

Photo above features staff from the Coronary Care Unit holding the cheque from BASICS.

BASICS Jan 2018
BASICS fundraisers Pete Turner and Moya Walker handing over the cheque to Dr Venkataraman and Emma Ritchie

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