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Fishing Competition

Fishermen raised a whopping £525 during a competition at the Heron and Grebe pool in Bulkington recently.

Fisherman Peter Hall from Stockingford, Nuneaton visited the hospital to hand over the cheque on behalf of the organisers.

Quizzes and a fishing competition helped raise the funds at the event which featured enthusiastic local fishermen.

Pete’s wife Denise helped to plan the competition supported by other members of the Patients Panel for Crohn’s & Colitis who took part in the event with their family and friends.

Specialist Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse, Daljit Chohan said: “We are very grateful to the Patient Panel and to everyone who participated in this event to raise funds for us.”

“We plan to use the funds to buy equipment for the endoscopy department and for our IBD patients such as drip stands, pumps for our infusion patients.”

Peter said: “We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the fishermen who took part and the managers of the Heron & Greeb pool.

“We nearly lost our daughter to colitis when she was 21 and we are so grateful to the hospital for the treatment provided to our daughter, who is now 35.”

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital and community based services to more than 300,000 people across North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and North Coventry.                                                                                          

The hospital, which was opened in 1948 provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services. A full range of sexual health services across Warwickshire is also provided by the Trust.

 

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