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Shirley forgoes birthday gifts to give back to George Eliot Hospital as a thank you for her care

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After receiving outstanding care on Dorothea Ward at George Eliot Hospital for breast cancer Shirley Stoney of Bedworth decided to say thank you and give back in a very special way.

In an amazing act of kindness Shirley asked her friends and family to contribute to a donation to the Ward instead of buying her presents for her 70th birthday.

Raising a remarkable £1000 she presented the donation to staff earlier this month on Dorothea Ward.

Shirley said on her heartfelt act of kindness: “I felt like I owe a lot to George Eliot, the staff really go above and beyond to care for you as an individual and it’s those little bits that really make a difference when you are going through tough treatment.

“I have been a Teaching Assistant for 34 years and love my work but sadly had to take a break from working due to my cancer, but the care I have received has helped me get back to what I love doing. I am back in full time work at school now.

“So, as my 70th birthday was approaching, I decided to give back and raising some money would be the perfect way of saying thank you in a way which would help to make a real difference.

“I really can’t put into words how grateful I am, this won’t be the last donation either, I am determined to continue to help the hospital provide care which truly makes a difference to patients.”

The donation will be used to make improvements and provide services on Dorothea Ward as part of the George Eliot Hospital Charity promise to make patients’ lives better by helping provide the best possible facilities and environment at our hospital.

For more information on the George Eliot Hospital charity or to make a donation please visit www.geh.nhs.uk/about-us/charitable-funds/

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