Bermuda and Stockingford Intensive Care Support Team (BASICS) delivered a cheque for an amazing £11,000 for the Coronary Care Unit at the George Eliot last week.
The group have organised football tournaments, cabaret evenings and other events over the last 30 years to help raise more than £360,000 to buy invaluable equipment to support patients for the George Eliot Hospital.
BASICS is the lasting legacy for Kath Turner who started to raise funds after suffering a heart attack in 1987. Her husband, family and friends have continued the good work over the years and helped many patients at the George Eliot Hospital.
The cheque was presented to Dr Ashok Venkataraman and his team by BASICS representatives Moya and Tom Walker.
Fundraising Coordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said:”It is a pleasure and honour to see so many people attend the BASICS events year after year and still raising money for our hospital. It is phenomenal.”
Coronary Care Lead Consultant, Dr Ashok Venkataramen attended their latest event last week and said:
“It is amazing to see how the BASICS team have raised such a large sum of money over the last 12 months. It is also amazing to see how they have continued to work on this noble cause for 30 years.
“Longevity speaks highly of the people who are part of BASICS. I can confirm that each of the purchases that they have made have resulted in improving patient care. It has also made us work to a much higher level than would have been possible for a hospital the size of George Eliot.”
“Please accept our gratitude to everyone on the Committee, Pete, Moya, Tom, Jon and Lesley. It is a legacy that all of you can be proud of in keeping Kath’s memory going.”