£1,435 raised for the Cancer Services Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital
Hannah and Ella from Portsmouth have raised an amazing £1,435 for the Cancer Services Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham!
Both Hannah and Ella from Portsmouth, took part in the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s WardWalk event and have raised £1,435.
They decided to raise money for the Cancer Services Department to say thank you after Hannah’s Father in Law received great treatment there. Following a routine blood test for his diabetes, Barry was diagnosed with a fast-growing type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This diagnosis meant that he had to spend weeks at a time in hospital undergoing 6 courses of intensive chemotherapy. Barry credits the combined Haematology and Oncology Unit for helping him get through this very difficult time and has now been given the all clear!
The cheque was presented to Ruth Carter, Head of Cancer Services.
The money raised helped them with the 'End PJ Paralysis' project. The unit will have place mats printed to put on patient’s bedside tables, along with poster boards to explain why it is important to 'get up, get dressed, get moving' while in hospital.
Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, based at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham aim to support the patients of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust by improving existing facilities by providing additional equipment, supporting research programmes and innovation in the development of services and education to both patients and staff.
The charity supports all the Wards and Departments across Portsmouth Hospitals. If you want to support or fundraise a hospital close to your heart visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.