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Tea dancers raise money for hospital intensive treatment unit

ITU Donation

A group of dancers waltzed on to the George Eliot Hospital’s Intensive Treatment Unit this week with a cheque for £600.

The dancers were part of a group of attendees to a series of local tea dances which were organised by Melvyn and Dee Topp. Melvyn was admitted to the ITU ward back in 2010 and he and his wife were so grateful for the dedication and care that had been given by the staff they decided to set about fundraising.

They organise four tea dances a year and now even hold dinner dances on Valentine’s Day and at Christmas. Over the course of four years and numerous dances later they have raised £600.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust’s fundraising co-ordinator Jean Whittaker MBE said, “We would like to say a huge thank you to Melvyn, Dee and all of the dancers who attended the events. Your donation to ITU is most appreciated and will help to contribute towards a VeinViewer flex machine.”

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