Bermuda and Stockingford Intensive Care Support Team (Basics) provided an amazing £15,000 to the Coronary Care Unit at the George Eliot last week.
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 £350,000 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.
The latest funding is buying an Echo Cardiograph machine for the Coronary Care Unit.
The cheque was presented to Dr Ashok Venkataraman and Senior Sister Sharon Tallis by Kath’s wonderful husband and Chairman of Basics, Peter Turner and members of his committee, who have all worked tirelessly to continue the legacy, started in the 1980’s.
Fundraising Coordinator, Jean Whittaker said:”We are overwhelmed by the donation from the BASICS committee and thank them all for their continuous hard work to help raise funds and to continue the wonderful charity started by Kath Turner.
“We would like also thank everyone who has contributed to the BASICS charity over the years.”
Dr Ashok Venkataramen said: “Donations are really important and this portable machine will help us to look at the heart closely and make a faster analysis of the patient within the unit.”