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Family fun day is helping to buy valuable equipment

Oncology donation Nov 2016

Family fun day is helping to buy valuable equipment for cancer patients at George Eliot Hospital 

A fun packed family fun day held at Weddington Social Club on Sunday 15 th May this year is helping to buy valuable equipment to support cancer patients at George Eliot Hospital

The event was organised by the family of Jill Ratcliffe who had been receiving treatment at the hospital for cancer. Sadly, Jill passed away but wanted her lasting legacy to help other patients at the hospital who had experienced similar issues to herself during her care. In particular, she wanted to help those patients whose veins were hard to find during their treatment.

Jill’s daughter Abbie visited the hospital to hand over a cheque for £3,100 which will go towards the purchase of an ‘Accu Vein’ machine which will help to detect patient veins easily and accurately. This specialist device helps to reduce discomfort for patients receiving chemotherapy treatment.

Abbie said: “Jill’s last wish was to help others in a similar situation and we are pleased to hand over the cheque to the Oncology unit to help patients at George Eliot Hospital.”

Fundraising Co-ordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said: “I would like to thank Abbie, her family and friends for their hard work and generosity. Jill would have been proud of everyone involved and happy knowing that others will benefit from this special donation.” 

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